Discussion Paper

No. 2010-8 | February 04, 2010
Is the Chinese Currency Substantially Misaligned to Warrant Further Appreciation?

Abstract

This study provides quarterly time-series estimates of the misalignment in the REER of the Renminbi (RMB). The estimation is based on a commonly used economic approach, but with a wider and more up-to-date coverage of data and a more extensive use of econometric modelling techniques. Our estimates corroborate and explain most of the previous estimates. More importantly, our estimates demonstrate that there is no significant undervaluation in the REER of the RMB though downward misalignment exists in the trilateral rates between the RMB, US$ and euro. The finding refutes the claim that RMB appreciation is the primary and necessary solution to the current global trade imbalance.

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JEL Classification

F41 F31

Cite As

Duo Qin and Xinhua He (2010). Is the Chinese Currency Substantially Misaligned to Warrant Further Appreciation?. Economics Discussion Papers, No 2010-8, Kiel Institute for the World Economy. http://www.economics-ejournal.org/economics/discussionpapers/2010-8

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Anonymous - Referee Report 1
March 02, 2010 - 15:12

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