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On the Relationship Between Exchange Rates and Interest Rates: Evidence from the Southern Cone

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  • Ansgar Belke
  • Kai Geisslreither
  • Daniel Gros

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This paper provides a closer view on the interaction of exchange rate volatility and interest rate volatility in the Mercosur countries. We discuss several models that explain systematic correlations between the movements of both variables and their secon

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Article provided by Instituto de Economía. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. in its journal Cuadernos de Economía-Latin American Journal of Economics.

Volume (Year): 41 (2004)
Issue (Month): 122 ()
Pages: 35-64

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Handle: RePEc:ioe:cuadec:v:41:y:2004:i:122:p:35-64

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Keywords: Currency union; exchange rate and interest rate variability; volatility trade-off; Mercosur;

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  1. Belke, Ansgar & Gros, Daniel, 2002. "Monetary integration in the Southern Cone," The North American Journal of Economics and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 13(3), pages 323-349, December.
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  1. Carlos AIbarra, 2007. "Is Latin America Overcoming its Fear of Floating?," Latin American Journal of Economics-formerly Cuadernos de Economía, Instituto de Economía. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile., vol. 44(130), pages 183-209.

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