Nominal Debt and the Dynamics of Currency Crises
AbstractWe study the interaction of fiscal and monetary policies during a currency crisis in an economy with government nominal liabilities. We show that the stock and maturity of these liabilities are key determinants of the magnitude, timing and predictability of a devaluation. Among notable features of our model, monetary authorities defend the currency parity conditional on the level of the interest rate, rather than on the stock of international reserves; budget deficits need not be high before a currency crisis; post- devaluation inflation may exhibit little persistence, and money demand need not fall after the crisis.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Economic Growth Center, Yale University in its series Working Papers with number 820.
Length: 33 pages
Date of creation: Oct 2000
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