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Fixed Exchange Rate Regimes and Price Stability: Evidence from MENA Countries

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  • Darine Ghanem
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    In this study, we empirically test whether pegged regime was successful in achieving and maintaining consistently low inflation rates in 17 MENA countries over the period of 1980-2007. Taking into account unobserved country heterogeneity, as well as, the endogeneity of exchange rate regimes we estimate a dynamic panel data model of the effects of exchange rate regimes on inflation using officially announced exchange rate regimes in addition to de facto regimes in place. Our findings suggest a strong link between the choice of the exchange rate regime and inflation performance.[...]

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    Paper provided by LAMETA, Universtiy of Montpellier in its series Working Papers with number 10-16.

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    Length: 37 pages
    Date of creation: Nov 2010
    Date of revision: Nov 2010
    Handle: RePEc:lam:wpaper:10-16

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    1. Atish R. Ghosh & Anne-Marie Gulde & Jonathan D. Ostry & Holger C. Wolf, 1997. "Does the Nominal Exchange Rate Regime Matter?," NBER Working Papers 5874, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
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