What oil exporters did was to run down their foreign exchange reserves in order to support their exchange rates, in line with our predictions see Figure 2. Moreover, and interestingly, both hard pegs and supposedly floating currencies did that.
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Explore context. Explore the latest strategic trends, research and analysis. The theory From a theoretical point of view, an oil price shock may be transmitted to the exchange rate through two main channels see Bodenstein et al. As prices of non-traded goods may be sticky, the adjustment of the real exchange rate could require nominal exchange rate depreciation too; Wealth effects: A negative oil price shock transfers wealth from oil exporters to oil importers, leading to large shifts in current account balances and portfolio reallocation see Kilian In order to restore the external net financial sustainability of oil importers exporters , the real exchange rate has to depreciate appreciate following a negative shock to the oil price, in order to improve the non-oil trade balance.
The evidence In Buetzer et al. We uncover three stylised facts: For the full sample of countries, we find no systematic evidence of a clear link between the oil or the commodity trade balance and real exchange rate movements following oil price shocks. However, oil exporters but not oil importers tend to lean against depreciation pressures by running down foreign exchange reserves, notably after oil demand shocks, but also global demand shocks which also decrease oil prices.
The exchange rate regime does matter. Oil exporters with floating currencies not only reduce foreign reserves in the face of negative oil demand shocks, but also experience a nominal depreciation. For these countries, therefore, oil demand shocks are a relevant factor for their exchange rates. Floating oil currencies depreciating against the US dollar, roughly in line with other currencies Exchange rate vs. Figure 2. License and Republishing.
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