Yougbaré, Lassana (2011): Exchange rate arrangements and misalignments: contrasting words and deeds.
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The paper studies the misalignment2-exchange rate regime linkages by pursing three avenues. First, does misalignment vary across alternative de jure and de facto exchange rate systems? Second, can these misalignment-effects be explained by different probabilities of undervaluation and overvaluation episodes? Lastly, does delivering the promised exchange rate regime pay off? The regression analysis reveals that misalignment is larger in fixed systems, with middle income and the CFA countries displaying the largest effect. This result likely stems from more (less) frequent overvaluation (undervaluation) episodes. Intermediate regimes are found to be associated with a smaller misalignment in middle income countries and a larger misalignment in low and high income countries. But only in the latter does this misalignment-impact appear to result from more frequent overvaluation episodes. In the other groups of countries it may come from over and undervaluation episodes with different magnitudes.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Exchange rate arrangements and misalignments: contrasting words and deeds|
|Keywords:||equilibrium real exchange rate; misalignment; exchange rate regimes|
|Subjects:||E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E4 - Money and Interest Rates > E42 - Monetary Systems ; Standards ; Regimes ; Government and the Monetary System ; Payment Systems
F - International Economics > F4 - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance > F41 - Open Economy Macroeconomics
F - International Economics > F3 - International Finance > F31 - Foreign Exchange
|Depositing User:||Lassana Yougbaré|
|Date Deposited:||21. Jul 2011 13:24|
|Last Modified:||26. Feb 2013 12:33|
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