Are international fund flows related to exchange rate dynamics?
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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.
Li , S , de Haan , J & Scholtens , B 2017 , ' Are international fund flows related to exchange rate dynamics? ' Open Economies Review , vol First Online . DOI: 10.1007/s11079-017-9469-5
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This research is supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC Grant Numbers: 71273257, 71532013, 71703182).
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