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Real Effects of Exchange-Rate-Based Stabilization: An Analysis of Competing Theories

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  • Rebelo, Sérgio

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This paper uses a unified analytical framework to assess, both qualitatively and quantitatively, the relevance of the different hypotheses that have been proposed to explain the real effects of exchange-rate-based stabilizations. The four major hypotheses analysed are: (i) the supply-side effects associated with an inflation decline; (ii) the perception that the exchange rate peg is temporary; (iii) the fiscal adjustments that tend to accompany the peg; and (iv) the existence of nominal rigidities in wages or prices.

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Keywords: Fixed Exchange Rates; Inflation; Stabilization;

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