Exchange rates and employment critical issues

OUTPUT TYPE: Research report- client
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2008
TITLE AUTHOR(S): S.Ngandu
KEYWORDS: ECONOMY, EMPLOYMENT, EMPLOYMENT CREATION, EXCHANGE RATES
DEPARTMENT: Economic Perfomance and Development (EPD)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 5254

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Abstract

This report discussies the mechanisms through which exchange rate shocks are transmitted to employment. Industry specific channels highlights important mechanisms through which the impact of exchange rate movements on employment can either be dampened or amplified. The economy wide channels highlight the need for an integrated industrial and development policy that can coordinate and influence these broad based transmission channels.