Are Currency Crises Predictable?

Author/Editor:

Rodrigo O. Valdes ; Ilan Goldfajn

Publication Date:

December 1, 1997

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This paper studies whether exchange rate expectations and overvaluations are predictors of currency crises. The results suggest that overvaluation has predictive power in explaining crises. However, although expected depreciation obtained from survey data partially takes different measures of exchange rate misalignment into consideration, expectations fail to anticipate currency crises.

Series:

Working Paper No. 97/159

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

December 1, 1997

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451857634/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA1591997

Format:

Paper

Pages:

19

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