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China's Equilibrium Exchange Rate

Author: Bc. Milan Hanousek
Year: 2012 - summer
Leaders: Ing. Vilém Semerák M.A., Ph.D.
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Work type: Bachelors
Language: English
Pages: 86
Awards and prizes: B.A. with distinction from the Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences for an extraordinarily good bachelors diploma thesis.
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Abstract: The object of this thesis is to estimate the equilibrium exchange rate of the
Chinese currency and to determine how much the actual exchange rate deviates
from the equilibrium value. Throughout the China´s central planned
period the currency was highly overvalued, but economic reforms have brought
it closer to the equilibrium. At the present time, the common perception is
that the currency is significantly undervalued. We employ the fundamental
equilibrium exchange rate (FEER), which enables to measure overvaluation or
undervaluation of the actual real effective exchange rate. The basic requirements
for the calculating the FEER are estimated trade equations, a potential
output for China and its main foreign partners and sustainable capital flows.
Trade equations are estimated by the Engle-Granger two step estimator and
the Johansen methodology. The modified version of trade equations is estimated
by ordinary least squares. The dataset used in this study is composed
of annual observations over the period 1981 and 2010.
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