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An eclectic third generation model of financial and exchange rate crises

  • Joaquin Novella Izquierdo
  • Joan Ripoll i Alcon

    (Universitat de Barcelona)

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    This paper presents an eclectic model that systematizes the dynamics of self-fulfilling crises, using the main aspects of the three typologies of third generation models, to describe the stylized facts that hasten the withdrawal of a pegged exchange rate system. The most striking contributions are the implications for economic policy as well the vanishing role of exchange rate as an instrument of macroeconomic adjustment, when balance-sheet effects are a real possibility.

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    Paper provided by Universitat de Barcelona. Espai de Recerca en Economia in its series Working Papers in Economics with number 196.

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    Length: 32 pages
    Date of creation: 2008
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    Handle: RePEc:bar:bedcje:2008196
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