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Exchange Rate Strategies in the Competition for Attracting FDI

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  • Agnès Bénassy-Quéré
  • Lionel Fontagné
  • Amina Lahrèche-Revil

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Building on the needs for long term capital inflows in developing countries, this paper reconsiders the choice of an exchange-rate regime by integrating the determinants of multinational firms locations. The trade-off between price competitiveness and a stable nominal exchange rate is modeled. It is shown that exchange rate volatility is detrimental to foreign direct investment and that its impact compares with misalignments. The main result is that the building of currency blocks could be a way of increasing FDI to emerging countries as a whole. The frontiers of monetary areas would then be strongly influenced by geography, as FDI is.

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Keywords: FDI; exchange rate regime; currency blocks; exchange rate policy; exchange rate; FDI;

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