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Budget Deficits and Exchange-Rate Crises

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  • Barbara Annicchiarico
  • Giancarlo Marini
  • Giovanni Piersanti

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This paper investigates currency crises in an optimizing general equilibrium model with overlapping generations. It is shown that a rise in government budget deficits financed by future taxes generates a decumulation of external assets, leading up to a speculative attack and forcing the monetary authorities to abandon the peg.

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  • Barbara Annicchiarico & Giancarlo Marini & Giovanni Piersanti, 2011. "Budget Deficits and Exchange-Rate Crises," International Economic Journal, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 25(2), pages 285-303.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:intecj:v:25:y:2011:i:2:p:285-303
    DOI: 10.1080/10168737.2010.504779
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    1. Giancarlo Marini & Giovanni Piersanti, 2003. "Fiscal Deficits and Currency Crises," CEIS Research Paper 15, Tor Vergata University, CEIS.
    2. Giancarlo Marini & Giovanni Piersanti, 2012. "Models of Speculative Attacks and Crashes in International Capital Markets," CEIS Research Paper 245, Tor Vergata University, CEIS, revised 24 Jul 2012.

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