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RBA Glossary definition for floating exchange rate

floating exchange rate – Exchange rates determined by market forces based on the demand for and supply of a currency.

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Discussion on Papers by Charles Wyplosz and Andrew Coleman | Conference – 2001

24 Jul 2001 Conferences
By and large, over the history of floating exchange rates, they do reflect relative economic circumstances. ... I think it is probably true to say that real exchange rates are more volatile, and ‘unreasonably’ so, for floating exchange rate economies

Discussion on The Exchange Rate and Macroeconomic Policy in Australia | Conference – 1993

12 Jul 1993 Conferences
the benefits of fixed versus floating exchange rates; and. the rationale and effectiveness of sterilised foreign exchange market intervention. ... There was widespread, though not universal, acceptance of the proposition that, for Australia, a floating

Exchange Rate Regimes and the Volatility of Financial Prices: The Australian Case

1 Jul 1986 RDP 8608
Robert G. Trevor and Stephen G. Donald
Research Discussion Papers contain the results of economic research within the Reserve Bank
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A Digression on Competitiveness and Commodity Prices Under Floating Exchange Rates in Australia

1 Sep 1987 RDP 8711
Adrian Blundell-Wignall and Marilyn Thomas
A Digression on Competitiveness and Commodity Prices Under Floating Exchange Rates in Australia. ... The model of the real exchange rate underlying our test of PPP adds some weight to this view.
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The Exchange Rate and the Reserve Bank's Role in the Foreign Exchange Market

1 Jul 2020
2. Why Does Australia have a Floating Exchange Rate? Exchange rate policy in Australia shifted through several regimes before the Australian dollar was eventually floated in 1983 (Graph 3). ... In particular, intervention has become less frequent, as

Open Market Operations Since the Float

10 Dec 1986 Bulletin – December 1986
Ian Macfarlane
To the extent that it was successful, it would prop up interest rates and thus prolong the exchange rate/interest rate combination that gave rise to the inflow in the first ... Without exchange rate variability, the system could quickly degenerate into

Exchange Rates and their Measurement | Explainer | Education

4 May 2023
This series provides short, concise explanations for various economics topics.


9 Jun 2023
A glossary of terms used on the RBA website

Understanding Exchange Rates and Why They Are Important

13 Dec 2018 Bulletin – December 2018
Adam Hamilton
Exchange rates are important to Australia's economy because they affect trade and financial flows between Australia and other countries.

The Exchange Rate and Macroeconomic Policy in Australia

12 Feb 2007 Conferences PDF 182KB
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