Posted by on Oct 16, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Attached is a section of my work for the MSc in Economics for Development. The paper ultimately argues that an undervalued real exchange rate helps negate negative externalities inhibiting the expansion and diversification of exports. I argue that rather than direct government intervention on an industry level, an industry agnostic approach through macro economic policy is most appropriate in promoting export diversification (and in general export growth). The paper concludes with an empirical investigation of the relationship between export diversity and real exchange rates over the course of almost 40 years and 200 countries.   Paper- Draft 4