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Three Exchange Rate Regimes and a Monetary Union: Determinacy, Currency Crises, and Welfare

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  • Carsten K. Nielsen

    (University of Copenhagen)

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We study three different exchange rate regimes in a stochastic OLG model with free capital mobility and incomplete markets. The regimes are characterized by the type of coordinated seignorage financed transfer (or fiscal) policy in place. We are especially interested in how the different types of policies affect the possibility of sunspot equilibria with real and/or nominal effects.

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  • Carsten K. Nielsen, 2001. "Three Exchange Rate Regimes and a Monetary Union: Determinacy, Currency Crises, and Welfare," Working Papers 0104, Banco de España;Working Papers Homepage.
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    Keywords

    exchange rate; central banks; currencies;

    JEL classification:

    • D52 - Microeconomics - - General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium - - - Incomplete Markets
    • D60 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - General
    • D84 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Expectations; Speculations
    • F31 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Foreign Exchange
    • F42 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - International Policy Coordination and Transmission

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