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Economic Advocacy on Exchange Rate Policy
By: SDPI
Duration: 2016-17
Objectives:
  • Advocating Exchange rate literacy
  • Outlining the political economy of exchange rate misalignment in Pakistan
  • Examining the implications of misalignment in rupee for economy of Pakistan
  • Drawing actionable policy lessons for the formulation of exchange rate policy of Pakistan
Activities
  • Demystifying exchange rate
  • Political Economy of Exchange Rate Misalignment: A Synthesis of Lessons for Pakistan
  • Exchange Rate and External Competitiveness: A Case of Pakistan
Project Publications
  1. Demystifying exchange rate
  2. Political Economy of Exchange Rate Misalignment: A Synthesis of Lessons for Pakistan
  3. Exchange Rate and External Competitiveness: A Case of Pakistan
News article related to project
Banking on Exchange rate
http://epaper.brecorder.com/2016/10/30/16-page/809525-news.html
Misinterpretation Regarding Exchange
https://tribune.com.pk/story/1211220/misinterpretations-regarding-exchange-rate/
Findings
  • Fluctuation in the value of currency has serious bearing upon common man in various dimensions ranging from spending on health and education to saving and investment from food prices to travel costs and from job opportunities to wage level
  • Governments prefer overvaluation of the domestic currency because of short run political costs associated with devaluation. For example, devaluation risks the reputation of political leadership through increasing the debt burden of a country and lowering the purchasing power of people.
  • Overvalued exchange rate of Pakistani Rupee has affected adversely to already weaker external competitiveness of the country. Claims of failure of depreciation in boosting performance of tradable sector are based on mixing the partial adjustment of rupee towards its equilibrium value during periods of overvaluation with undervaluation – a situation where currency is below its equilibrium value.