Macroeconomic Implications of Real Exchange Rate Targeting in Developing Countries

Author/Editor:

Peter J Montiel ; Jonathan David Ostry

Publication Date:

March 1, 1991

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Summary:

This paper analyzes the macroeconomic effects of a variety of exogenous and policy-induced real disturbances when the authorities target the level of the real exchange rate. It first discusses the implications--particularly for inflation and the current account--of targeting the rate at an “overdepreciated” level. The paper then examines the dynamic response of both output and inflation to a number of shocks. Further applications of the model, particularly as regards fiscal explanations of inflation, high-inflation plateaus, and money-based stabilization programs, are also considered.

Series:

Working Paper No. 91/29

Subject:

Notes:

Analyzes the macroeconomic effects of a variety of exogenous and policy-induced real disturbances when the authorities target the level of the real exchange rate. Also published in Staff Papers, Vol. 38, No. 4, December 1991.

English

Publication Date:

March 1, 1991

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451844702/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA0291991

Format:

Paper

Pages:

49

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