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Dollarization, exchange rate regimes and government quality

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  • Honig, Adam

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The dollarization of the domestic banking system represents a source of vulnerability for emerging market countries, and a debate has emerged over whether the exchange rate regime has an impact on dollarization. This paper argues that the regime is far less important than the literature has previously claimed. Unofficial dollarization results from a lack of faith in the domestic currency, which ultimately stems from the belief that the government will not follow policies that promote long-run currency stability. Empirical results indicate that improved government quality reduces unofficial dollarization, while the exchange rate regime plays no direct role in promoting dollarization.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of International Money and Finance.

Volume (Year): 28 (2009)
Issue (Month): 2 (March)
Pages: 198-214

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Handle: RePEc:eee:jimfin:v:28:y:2009:i:2:p:198-214

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Keywords: Unofficial dollarization Exchange rate regimes Government quality;

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