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Financial Frictions And The Choice Of Exchange Rate Regimes

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  • ESTER FAIA

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"This article provides a quantitative assessment of the role of financial frictions in the choice of exchange rate regimes. I use a two-country model with sticky prices to compare different exchange rate arrangements. I simulate the model without and with borrowing constraints on investment, under monetary policy and technology shocks. I find that the stabilization properties of floating exchange rate regimes in face of foreign shocks are enhanced relative to fixed exchange rate in presence of credit frictions. In presence of symmetric and correlated shock, fixed exchange rates regimes can perform better than floating. This analysis can have important policy implications for accession countries joining the European Exchange Rate Mechanism II system and with high degrees of credit frictions." ("JEL" E3, E42, E44, E52, F41) Copyright (c) 2009 Western Economic Association International.

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  • Ester Faia, 2010. "Financial Frictions And The Choice Of Exchange Rate Regimes," Economic Inquiry, Western Economic Association International, vol. 48(4), pages 965-982, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:ecinqu:v:48:y:2010:i:4:p:965-982
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    JEL classification:

    • E3 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles
    • E42 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Monetary Sytsems; Standards; Regimes; Government and the Monetary System
    • E44 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy
    • E52 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Monetary Policy
    • F41 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Open Economy Macroeconomics

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