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What Determines The Choice Of The Exchange Rate Regimes In Nigeria?

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  • Prof. Tokunbo Simbowale Osinubi
  • Prof. Lloyd Ahamefule
  • Amaghionyeodiwe

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This paper examined the choice of the exchange rate regime in Nigeria using a time series approach. Both multinomial logit and simultaneous limited-independent models were estimated using time series data from 1960 to 2000. The study found that when domestic inflation was relatively high with respect to world inflation, a fixed exchange rate regime was preferred. This serves as an anchor. Also, domestic monetary disturbances appreciated the real exchange rate and favoured a more flexible arrangement, while in the presence of real shocks the balance of payments acted as a shock absorber and a fixed regime was more likely.

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Article provided by IUP Publications in its journal The IUP Journal of Applied Economics.

Volume (Year): IV (2005)
Issue (Month): 3 (May)
Pages: 60-78

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Handle: RePEc:icf:icfjae:v:04:y:2005:i:3:p:60-78

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