A Model of Exchange Rate Regime Choice in the Transitional Economies of Central and Eastern Europe

Author/Editor:

Vladimir Klyuev

Publication Date:

September 1, 2001

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Summary:

The paper develops a model of exchange rate regime choice centered on the trade-off between internal price stability and external competitiveness and allowing for institutional costs of altering exchange rate arrangements. The main implication of the model is a nonlinear relationship between the rate of inflation and the choice of regime for the next period. The model also suggests that a major inflationary shock-like the one to which all Central and Eastern European economies were subject when they allowed prices to be determined by the market-should give rise to a tightening of the exchange rate regime, followed by a gradual introduction of more flexibility as inflation subsides. A series of regressions on a sample of 13 Central and Eastern European economies yield results consistent with the hypothesis.

Series:

Working Paper No. 01/140

Subject:

Frequency:

Quarterly

English

Publication Date:

September 1, 2001

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451856125/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA1402001

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$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

42

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