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Modern Currency Boards: Structural and Institutional Aspects

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/9780262232654.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter notes some of the practical decisions and trade-offs involved in designing a currency board arrangement (CBA). It then considers how modern currency boards have been designed in terms of ... More


How to Rescue the Hong Kong Dollar Three Practical Proposals: September–October 1983

John Greenwood

in Hong Kong's Link to the US Dollar: Origins and Evolution

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098909
eISBN:
9789882207004
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098909.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter is concerned with the proposal for a currency board arrangement. It argues that the adoption of a central bank was not acceptable for institutional or other reasons, and the exchange ... 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


Argentina

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/9780262232654.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter examines Argentina’s currency board arrangement (CBA) to determine whether its economic crisis in the late 1990s occurred because of or despite the currency board. The chapter is ... More


Output Growth and Trade Performance

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/9780262232654.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter addresses three main questions. First, do currency boards result in slower output growth, controlling for other potential determinants? Second, does competitiveness and export ... More


Introduction

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/9780262232654.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This introductory chapter describes the changing fortunes of currency board arrangements (CBAs) since their beginnings in colonial times. CBAs were once one of the dominant regimes in small open ... More


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