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Exchange Rate Management: Intertemporal Tradeoffs

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  • Helpman, Elhanan
  • Razin, Assaf

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Exchange-rate management is possible only if the government pursues consistent monetary and fiscal policies. The authors constructa model in which the real consequences of exchange-rate management depend on the precise time pattern of these policies. The authors study the constraints on feasible policies and the comparative dynamics of disinflation by means of exchange-rate targeting. Theoretical results are consistent with exchange-rate-managed disinflation attempts in Argentina, Chile, and Israel. Copyright 1987 by American Economic Association.

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  • Helpman, Elhanan & Razin, Assaf, 1987. "Exchange Rate Management: Intertemporal Tradeoffs," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 77(1), pages 107-123, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:aea:aecrev:v:77:y:1987:i:1:p:107-23
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