Overshooting and Dollarization in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Author/Editor:

Philippe Beaugrand

Publication Date:

May 1, 2003

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

The paper develops an interpretation of volatile exchange rate movements in a dollarized economy with very high rates of inflation. Differences between the rate of inflation and currency depreciation (over- or undershooting of the exchange rate) are seen as a proxy for changes in the relative demand for domestic and foreign currency. A simple model is calibrated for the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the 1990s and is used to derive estimates of the rate of dollarization.

Series:

Working Paper No. 03/105

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

May 1, 2003

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451852844/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA1052003

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

27

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