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Are international fund flows related to exchange rate dynamics?

Li, S., de Haan, J. & Scholtens, B. 19-Oct-2017 In : Open Economies Review.

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Employing monthly data for 53 countries between 1996 and 2015, we investigate the relationship between international fund flows and exchange rate dynamics. We find strong co-movement between funds flows (as measured with the EPFR Global data base) and bilateral real exchange rates vis-à-vis the USD. This holds both for equity flows and bond flows. However, bond flows have a more significant relationship with RER appreciation than equity flows in developing countries, while in developed countries equity flows play a more important role. Under a more flexible exchange rate regime the real exchange rate appreciation associated with fund flows is higher.
Original languageEnglish
JournalOpen Economies Review
Early online date19-Oct-2017
StateE-pub ahead of print - 19-Oct-2017

    Keywords

  • international fund flows, exchange rate regime, exchange rate, dynamic panel model

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