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Exchange Rate Risk, Exchange Rate Regime and the Volume of International Trade

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  • Brada, Josef C
  • Mendez, Jose

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The authors examine the effect of exchange-rate regimes on the volume of internatio nal trade. Bilateral trade flows among countries with floating exchan ge rates are higher than those among countries with fixed rates. Whil e exchange-rate risk does reduce the volume of trade among countries regardless of the nature of their exchange-rate regime, the greater r isk faced by traders in floating exchange-rate countries is more than offset by the trade-reducing effects of restrictive commercial polic ies imposed by fixed exchange rate countries. Copyright 1988 by WWZ and Helbing & Lichtenhahn Verlag AG

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  • Brada, Josef C & Mendez, Jose, 1988. "Exchange Rate Risk, Exchange Rate Regime and the Volume of International Trade," Kyklos, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 41(2), pages 263-280.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:kyklos:v:41:y:1988:i:2:p:263-80
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