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Taiwan'S Exchange Rate And Macroeconomic Policies Over The Business Cycle

  • SHIU-SHENG CHEN

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    (Department of Economics, National Taiwan University, No. 21, Hsu-Chow Road, Taipei, Taiwan)

  • TSONG-MIN WU

    (Department of Economics, National Taiwan University, No. 21, Hsu-Chow Road, Taipei, Taiwan)

This paper investigates exchange rate and monetary policies over the business cycle in Taiwan. We first characterize the business cycle dynamics in Taiwan and identify foreign shocks as the main cause of any fluctuations. We then briefly review the exchange rate system and policy operating in Taiwan since the early 1980s. Finally, we investigate the current recession, and discuss how the Taiwanese government is dealing with the economic slowdown.

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Volume (Year): 55 (2010)
Issue (Month): 03 ()
Pages: 435-457

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