Observatory on Exchange Rate

The Observatory on Exchange Rates of EESP-FGV was officially launched in 2012. This is a joint project of the Center for Applied Macroeconomics Research and the Center for Global Trade and Investment at Sao Paulo School of Economics. The Observatory consolidates a research effort that has been done in the School to better understand the determinants of the real exchange rate equilibrium.
 
The Observatory has the following goals. The first is to conduct systematic and periodic estimates of the equilibrium exchange rate for a large group of countries. The second objective is to carry out academic research on alternatives methods for calculating exchange rate misalignment as well as the effects of misalignments on trade, tariffs, and other variables.
 
The observatory will release periodically estimates of exchange rate misalignments using different methodologies and focusing on the G-20 group. The Observatory uses methodologies available in the literature on the subject.
 
Heads of the Observatory:
Emerson Fernandes Marçal (Sao Paulo School of Economics)
Vera Thorstensen (Sao Paulo School of Economics)
 
Researchers:
Diogo Prince (Sao Paulo School of Economics)
Giovanni Merlin (Sao Paulo School of Economics)
Ronan Cunha (Sao Paulo School of Economics)
Beatrice Zimmermann (Sao Paulo School of Economics)
Oscar Simões (Sao Paulo Business School)