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Monetary and Exchange Rate Policy in Kenya

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  • Ndung'u, N.S.
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    The paper assesses whether the exchange rate is affected by monetary policy and whether these effects are permanent or transitory. The paper takes the position that the exchange rate regime determines the flexibility of monetary policy.

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    Paper provided by African Economic Research Consortium in its series Papers with number 94.

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    Length: 27 pages
    Date of creation: 1999
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    Handle: RePEc:fth:afrirc:94

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    Keywords: MONETARY POLICY ; EXCHANGE RATE ; AFRICA;

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