Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/153273
Authors: 
Habib, Maurizio Michael
Kalamova, Margarita Manolova
Year of Publication: 
2007
Series/Report no.: 
ECB Working Paper 839
Abstract: 
This paper investigates whether the real oil price has an impact on the real exchange rates of three main oil-exporting countries: Norway, Russia and Saudi Arabia. We create our measure of the real effective exchange rates for Norway and Saudi Arabia (1980-2006) and for Russia (1995-2006), testing if real oil prices and productivity differentials against 15 OECD countries influence exchange rates. In the case of Russia it is possible to establish a positive long-run relationship between the real oil price and the real exchange rate. However, we find virtually no impact of the real oil price on the real exchange rates of Norway and Saudi Arabia. The diverse exchange rate regimes cannot help in explaining the different empirical results on the impact of oil prices across countries, which instead may be due to other policy responses, namely the accumulation of net foreign assets and their sterilisation, and specific institutional characteristics.
Subjects: 
oil exporting countries
Oil Price
purchasing power parity
real exchange rate
terms of trade
JEL: 
F31
C22
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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