Does Monetary Policy Stabilize the Exchange Rate Following a Currency Crisis?
This paper provides evidence on the relationship between monetary policy and the exchange rate in the aftermath of currency crises. It analyzes a large dataset of currency crises in 80 countries for the period 1980-98. The main question addressed is whether monetary policy can increase the probability of reversing a postcrisis undervaluation through nominal appreciation rather than higher inflation. We find that tight monetary policy facilitates the reversal of currency undervaluation through nominal appreciation. When the economy also faces a banking crisis, the results are not robust and depend on the specification. Copyright 2003, International Monetary Fund
Volume (Year): 50 (2003)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
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