Interpreting real exchange rate movements and competitiveness : the case of Western Samoa 1982-1990

Tauialo, Pasene. (1993). Interpreting real exchange rate movements and competitiveness : the case of Western Samoa 1982-1990 Master's Thesis, School of Economics, The University of Queensland.

       
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Author Tauialo, Pasene.
Thesis Title Interpreting real exchange rate movements and competitiveness : the case of Western Samoa 1982-1990
School, Centre or Institute School of Economics
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 1993
Thesis type Master's Thesis
Total pages 42
Language eng
Subjects 14 Economics
Formatted abstract
Despite massive and increased level of foreign transfers the real exchange rate of Western Samoa depreciated against its trading partners and appreciated against its trading rivals since the introduction of the economic reform strategy in 1982-83. Various trends in the real exchange rates indicate potential conflict between the economic reform strategy and foreign transfers. Foreign transfers may have been the major obstruction in obtaining the level of depreciation of the real exchange rate required to achieve significant improvements in the volume of exports of the nation.

When considering the export competitiveness of any nation, it would be more appropriate to measure the competitiveness of exports by using the 'RELATIVE REAL EXCHANGE RATE' against the rivals or competitors of the similar export commodity.


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