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Investigating the oil price-exchange rate nexus: Evidence from Africa

Coleman, S., Cuestas, J.C. and Mourelle, E. (2011) Investigating the oil price-exchange rate nexus: Evidence from Africa. Working Paper. Department of Economics, University of Sheffield ISSN 1749-8368


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In this paper, we aim to provide further insights into the importance of real oil price as a determinant of real exchange rates for a pool of African countries. While this relationship has been explored substantially for many industrialised economies, African countries have received little attention. By means of cointegration techniques and nonlinear dynamics we find that, for some of these countries, shocks in the real price of oil are particularly important in determining the real exchange rates, even in the long run. These results would be of interest for policymakers in order to deal more effectively with exchange rate policy decisions, aiming at promoting economic growth in the area.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
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Keywords: oil prices, real exchange rates, cointegration, nonlinearities
Institution: The University of Sheffield
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Social Sciences (Sheffield) > Department of Economics (Sheffield) > Sheffield Economics Research Papers Series
Depositing User: Repository Officer
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2011 16:25
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2014 20:44
Published Version: http://www.shef.ac.uk/economics/research/serps/yea...
Status: Published
Publisher: Department of Economics, University of Sheffield
Identification Number: Sheffield Economic Research Paper Series 2011014
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/43089

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