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International financial markets' influence on the welfare performance of alternative exchange rate regimes

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This paper assesses how the structure of international financial markets alters the welfare ranking of alternative exchange rate regimes in a small open economy. It is shown that financial market integration, i.e. moving from segmented towards complete financial markets, results in different monetary policy objectives, namely stabilizing domestic goods prices as opposed to stabilizing the nominal exchange rate. Thus, the welfare ranking of different exchange rate rules can change in the process of international financial integration. It becomes evident that no single exchange rate regime outperforms the others in stabilizing both domestic consumption and output variability in the process of financial market integration. Copyright 2010 Oxford University Press 2010 All rights reserved, Oxford University Press.

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  • Mathias Hoffmann, 2010. "International financial markets' influence on the welfare performance of alternative exchange rate regimes," Oxford Economic Papers, Oxford University Press, vol. 62(3), pages 442-477, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:oup:oxecpp:v:62:y:2010:i:3:p:442-477
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    1. Hoffmann, Mathias & Tillmann, Peter, 2012. "International financial integration and national price levels: The role of the exchange rate regime," Journal of International Money and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 31(6), pages 1503-1528.

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    JEL classification:

    • F41 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Open Economy Macroeconomics
    • F36 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Financial Aspects of Economic Integration
    • F21 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Investment; Long-Term Capital Movements

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