Working Paper No. 810

Oil Prices and Real Exchange Rate Movements in Oil-Exporting Countries: The Role of Institutions

Published: September 23, 2009, revised October 2010Pages: 31Keywords: Real Exchange Rate; Commodity Price; Institutions; Development JEL-codes: F31, Q48, H11

Oil Prices and Real Exchange Rate Movements in Oil-Exporting Countries: The Role of Institutions Johanna Rickne


Political and legal institutions affect the extent to which the real exchange rates of oil-exporting countries co-move with the oil price. In a simple theoretical model, strong institutions insulate real exchange rates from oil price volatility by generating a smooth pattern of fiscal spending over the price cycle. Empirical tests on a panel of 33 oil-exporting countries provide evidence that countries with high bureaucratic quality and strong and impartial legal systems have real exchange rates that co-move less with the oil price.

 

Integrating Immigrants into the Nordic Labour Markets

An Overall Perspective

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Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden face similar problems of integrating large groups of immigrants, especially low-educated ones from outside the EU, into their labour markets. In this volume, edited by Lars Calmfors, IFN, and Nora Sánchez Gassen in cooperation with researchers from across the Nordic Region analyse how labour market integration of immigrants can be promoted. 

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