Exchange Rate Regime Choice

Author/Editor:

Nancy P. Marion ; Robert P Flood

Publication Date:

September 1, 1991

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Summary:

Traditionally the choice of exchange rate regime has been seen as a second-best policy choice, which can be directed toward mitigating the distortionary effects of price or information rigidities. In this paradigm the optimal degree of exchange rate flexibility is found to depend of the source and nature of shocks hitting an economy. More recent literature views the exchange rate as a widely and frequently seen manifestation of government policy with careful exchange-rate management emerging as a tool that can enhance shaky policy credibility.

Series:

Working Paper No. 91/90

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

September 1, 1991

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451851328/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA0901991

Format:

Paper

Pages:

9

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