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Crises and Policy Imbalances

Giovanni Piersanti

in The Macroeconomic Theory of Exchange Rate Crises

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199653126
eISBN:
9780191741210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653126.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter discusses the basic analytical framework of “first-generation” models of currency crises and their extensions to deal with important features of balance-of-payments crises such as ... More


Open Economy Complications

Joseph E. Stiglitz, José Antonio Ocampo, Shari Spiegel, Ricardo Ffrench-Davis, and Deepak Nayyar

in Stability with Growth: Macroeconomics, Liberalization and Development

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199288144
eISBN:
9780191603884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199288143.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter extends the analysis of the previous chapter to an open economy by introducing exchange rate policy; analyzing the complex relationships between exchange rate, fiscal, and monetary ... More


The Dynamics of Exchange Rate Regimes

Michael W. Klein and Jay C. Shambaugh

in Exchange Rate Regimes in the Modern Era

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013659
eISBN:
9780262259002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013659.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter analyzes the concept of “fixer” and “floater” in classifying countries during the gold standard period. These terms, though archaic, have not ceased to be relevant, and are seen still to ... More


Dollarization of Liabilities, Net Worth Effects, and Optimal Monetary Policy

Luis Felipe Céspedes, Roberto Chang, and Andrés Velasco (eds)

in Preventing Currency Crises in Emerging Markets

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226184944
eISBN:
9780226185057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226185057.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter explores the optimal exchange rate and monetary policies in emerging countries. It specifically evaluates whether domestic monetary authorities should actively defend their currencies ... More


Exchange Rate Regimes and International Trade

Michael W. Klein and Jay C. Shambaugh

in Exchange Rate Regimes in the Modern Era

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013659
eISBN:
9780262259002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013659.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter examines the effect of exchange rate regimes on international trade through an overview of the research conducted on the effects of exchange rate volatility on trade. Research done by ... More


The Asian Funds

Christopher Balding

in Sovereign Wealth Funds: The New Intersection of Money and Politics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199842902
eISBN:
9780199932498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199842902.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

The major Asian sovereign wealth funds are the only funds in the world not based on commodity revenues. China and Singapore created their sovereign wealth funds from accumulated budgetary and trade ... More


Exchange Rate Regimes in Theory and Practice

Michael W. Klein and Jay C. Shambaugh

in Exchange Rate Regimes in the Modern Era

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013659
eISBN:
9780262259002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013659.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter creates the foundation that will affect and be built upon by much of the book, creating a context for questioning and exploration. It introduces the standard view of exchange rate ... More


Causes and Lessons of the Mexican Peso Crisis

Griffith-Jones Stephany

in Short-Term Capital Flows and Economic Crises

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198296867
eISBN:
9780191685286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296867.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Macro- and Monetary Economics

The Managing Director of the IMF deemed the crisis faced by the Mexican peso in December 1994 as the ‘first major crisis of the 21st century’. Analyzing the Mexican peso crisis reveals that it was ... More


Why Do Countries Choose Currency Boards?

Wolf Holger C., Ghosh Atish R., Berger Helge, and Gulde Anne-Marie

in Currency Boards in Retrospect and Prospect

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262232654
eISBN:
9780262286411
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262232654.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter presents theoretical arguments to explain why countries may or may not opt for a currency board arrangement. The adoption of a currency board arrangement can be seen as being based on ... More


Exchange Rate Regimes and Bilateral Exchange Rates

Michael W. Klein and Jay C. Shambaugh

in Exchange Rate Regimes in the Modern Era

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013659
eISBN:
9780262259002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013659.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter examines and provides a distinction between the behaviors of fixed exchange rate regimes and floating exchange rate regimes. First it separates the indisputable and disputable floats ... More


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