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Exchange Rate Variability and Labor Market Performance in the Visegrád Countries

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  • Ansgar Belke
  • Ralph Setzer

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According to the traditional ‘optimum currency area’ approach, not much will be lost from a very hard peg to a currency union if there has been little reason for variations in the exchange rate. This paper takes a different approach and highlights the fact that high exchange rate volatility may as well signal high costs for labor markets. Based on the paper by Belke (2003), the impact of exchange rate volatility on labor markets in the four Visegrád Economies (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and the Slovak Republic) is analyzed, finding that volatility vis-à-vis the euro significantly increases unemployment. Hence, the elimination of exchange rate volatility could be considered as a substitute for a removal of employment protection legislation. Copyright Kluwer Academic Publishers 2003

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Article provided by Springer in its journal Economics of Planning.

Volume (Year): 36 (2003)
Issue (Month): 2 (June)
Pages: 153-175

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Handle: RePEc:kap:ecopln:v:36:y:2003:i:2:p:153-175

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Keywords: exchange rate variability; job creation; option value of waiting; Visegrád countries;

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  1. Ansgar Belke & Ralph Setzer, 2004. "Contagion, Herding and Exchange Rate Instability - A Survey," Diskussionspapiere aus dem Institut für Volkswirtschaftslehre der Universität Hohenheim 234/2004, Department of Economics, University of Hohenheim, Germany.
  2. Demir, Firat, 2010. "Exchange Rate Volatility and Employment Growth in Developing Countries: Evidence from Turkey," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 38(8), pages 1127-1140, August.
  3. Juraj Stanèík, 2007. "Determinants of Exchange-Rate Volatility: The Case of the New EU Members," Czech Journal of Economics and Finance (Finance a uver), Charles University Prague, Faculty of Social Sciences, vol. 57(9-10), pages 414-432, October.

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