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Fixed versus Flexible Exchange Rates: Evidence from Developing Countries

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  • Hoffmann, Mathias

    (University of Cologne)

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This paper empirically investigates Mundell's (1961) formalisation that in a small open economy flexible exchange rates act as a `shock absorber'. The role of a world real interest rate shock in driving output, trade imbalances and real exchange rate fluctuations under different exchange rate regimes is empirically investigated in a Panel VAR, which utilises economic theory for identification.

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Paper provided by Royal Economic Society in its series Royal Economic Society Annual Conference 2003 with number 109.

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Date of creation: 04 Jun 2003
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Handle: RePEc:ecj:ac2003:109

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Keywords: small open economies; exchange rate regimes; panel VAR;

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