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Interests, Institutions, and Exchange Rates in South Korea, Mexico, and Iran

David A. Steinberg

in Demanding Devaluation: Exchange Rate Politics in the Developing World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453847
eISBN:
9780801454257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453847.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter investigates the impact of interests and institutions on exchange rate policy with case studies of South Korea, Mexico, and Iran. It shows that Korean policymakers in the 1960s and 1970s ... More


Asian crises: Theory, evidence, warning Signals 1

Jerome L. Stein

in Stochastic Optimal Control, International Finance, and Debt Crises

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199280575
eISBN:
9780191603501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199280576.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

The Asian financial crises were unexpected by the market and many countries in the region experienced it at about the same time. Drawing upon the theoretical analyses in chapters 2-4, an operational ... More


The Political Appeal of Overvaluation: Industrial Interests and the Repeated Overvaluation of the Argentine Peso

David A. Steinberg

in Demanding Devaluation: Exchange Rate Politics in the Developing World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453847
eISBN:
9780801454257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453847.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter evaluates whether exchange rate overvaluation in Argentina follows the logic of the conditional preference theory. The first part documents the Argentine state's inability to control its ... More


Introduction

David A. Steinberg

in Demanding Devaluation: Exchange Rate Politics in the Developing World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453847
eISBN:
9780801454257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453847.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This introductory chapter sets out the book's purpose, which is to explain why a relatively small number of developing countries keep their exchange rates undervalued while many more overvalue their ... More


Cross-Country Patterns in Exchange Rate Policy and Preferences

David A. Steinberg

in Demanding Devaluation: Exchange Rate Politics in the Developing World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453847
eISBN:
9780801454257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453847.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter uses two different cross-national quantitative datasets to address the following question: Why do some developing countries undervalue their exchange rates while others maintain ... More


Demanding Devaluation: Exchange Rate Politics in the Developing World

David A. Steinberg

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453847
eISBN:
9780801454257
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453847.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Exchange rate policy has profound consequences for economic development, financial crises, and international political conflict. Some governments in the developing world maintain excessively weak and ... More


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