How Does Learning Affect Inflation After a Shift in the Exchange Rate Regime?

Author/Editor:

Laura Papi

Publication Date:

June 1, 1994

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Summary:

This paper analyzes the consequences of a shift from a floating to a pegged exchange rate regime on the actual and expected inflation rate, in an environment of asymmetric information. Policymaking is endogenous and the public learns rationally. There are two main findings. First, there is a “honeymoon effect” after the regime change, where inflation is lower than in the long run. Second, the asymmetric information outcome converges to that of symmetric information in the long run.

Series:

Working Paper No. 94/70

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

June 1, 1994

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451960372/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA0701994

Format:

Paper

Pages:

26

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