Is the exchange rate regime really irrelevant for external adjustment?
We argue that evidence on whether floating exchange rates facilitate external adjustment is contradictory because existing regime classifications do not adequately capture exchange rate flexibility relevant to external adjustment. Using a trade-weighted bilateral exchange rate volatility measure, we show that exchange rate flexibility indeed matters for current account dynamics.
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