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Monetary Policy Interactions under Managed Exchange Rates

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  • Giavazzi, Francesco
  • Giovannini, Alberto

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This paper studies monetary policy games in a two-period Mundell-Fleming model, under a regime of managed exchange rates. A regime of managed exchange rates is defined as one where exchange rates are pegged but bilateral parities can be changed from time to time. The paper argues that such a regime is the most appropriate description of the Bretton Woods system and many arrangements currently in existence. We show that Cournot-Nash equilibria under managed rates differ significantly from those under fixed or floating rates. Under managed rates the world-wide efficiency losses from lack of coordination are not equally shared by all countries.

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Paper provided by C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers in its series CEPR Discussion Papers with number 123.

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Date of creation: Aug 1986
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Handle: RePEc:cpr:ceprdp:123

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Keywords: Exchange Rates; Monetary Policy; Mundell-Fleming Model;

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  2. Carrera, Jorge Eduardo, 1995. "Efectos precio y comercio en un area monetaria asimetrica
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    ," MPRA Paper 7844, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  3. René Cabral-Torres, . "Monetary and Fiscal Policy Coordination," Discussion Papers 05/28, Department of Economics, University of York.
  4. Ploeg, F. van der, 1989. "Monetary interdependence under alternative exchange-rate regimes," Discussion Paper 1989-20, Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research.
  5. Jochem, Axel, 1999. "Währungspolitische Interdependenz der EU-Beitrittskandidaten und die Wahl eines geeigneten Wechselkurssystems: Beitrag für den Projektbericht: Währungspolitische Optionen für die mittel- und osteu," Working Papers in Economics 1999,5, Universität der Bundeswehr München, Economic Research Group.
  6. Dale Henderson & Ning Zhu, 1990. "Uncertainty and the choice of instruments in a two-country monetary-policy game," Open Economies Review, Springer, vol. 1(1), pages 39-65, February.
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  8. Carlo Carraro & Francesco Giavazzi, 1988. "Can International Policy Coordination Really Be Counterproductive?," NBER Working Papers 2669, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
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  11. Giorgio Gomel, 2001. "Implications of the Euro for International Monetary Relations: A Pole of Attraction in Europe and in the Mediterranean Basin," EUI-RSCAS Working Papers 34, European University Institute (EUI), Robert Schuman Centre of Advanced Studies (RSCAS).
  12. Ghironi, Fabio & Giavazzi, Francesco, 1998. "Currency areas, international monetary regimes, and the employment-inflation tradeoff," Journal of International Economics, Elsevier, vol. 45(2), pages 259-296, August.
  13. Loukas Stemitsiotis, 1999. "L’euro et les pays partenaires méditerranéens," Revue d'Économie Financière, Programme National Persée, vol. 52(2), pages 75-97.

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