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Monetary Discipline and Inflation in Developing Countries: The Role of the Exchange Rate Regime

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  • Fielding, David
  • Bleaney, Michael

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Adherence to a pegged exchange rate regime has the potential to affect inflation in two ways: by instilling monetary discipline and by altering the relationship between money and prices, because shocks to the money stock are absorbed partly by changes in the balance of payments. Although the latter is a disequilibrium phenomenon (if balance of payments deficits are unsustainable in the long run), it might still be important in the medium term. Evidence on the relative importance and magnitude of the two effects is presented, using cross-sectional macroeconomic data from 80 LDCs. Both effects are found to be significant. Copyright 2000 by Oxford University Press.

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Article provided by Oxford University Press in its journal Oxford Economic Papers.

Volume (Year): 52 (2000)
Issue (Month): 3 (July)
Pages: 521-38

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Handle: RePEc:oup:oxecpp:v:52:y:2000:i:3:p:521-38

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  1. Manuela Francisco & Michael Bleaney, 2003. "Exchange Rate Regimes and Monetary Discipline - Only Hard Pegs Make a Difference," NIPE Working Papers 6/2003, NIPE - Universidade do Minho.
  2. David Fielding & Kevin Lee & Kalvinder Shields, 2012. "Does one size fit all? Modelling macroeconomic linkages in the West African Economic and Monetary Union," Economic Change and Restructuring, Springer, vol. 45(1), pages 45-70, February.
  3. Fielding, David & Shields, Kalvinder, 2001. "Modelling macroeconomic shocks in the CFA Franc Zone," Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier, vol. 66(1), pages 199-223, October.
  4. M S Mohanty & Marc Klau, 2001. "What determines inflation in emerging market economies?," BIS Papers chapters, in: Bank for International Settlements (ed.), Modelling aspects of the inflation process and the monetary transmission mechanism in emerging market countries, volume 8, pages 1-38 Bank for International Settlements.
  5. Bleaney, Michael & Gundermann, Marco, 2007. "Stabilizations, crises and the "exit" problem - A theoretical model," Journal of Macroeconomics, Elsevier, vol. 29(4), pages 876-890, December.
  6. Aykut Kibritcioglu, 2001. "Causes of Inflation in Turkey: A Literature Survey with Special Reference to Theories of Inflation," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 28(21), pages A0.

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