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Could the Exchange Rate Regime Reduce Macroeconomic Volatility?

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  • Jorge Carrera
  • Diego Bastourre

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This study intends to determine the relationship existing between the exchange rate regime and real volatility. After revising the theoretical and empirical results of previous research, it is proposed a new methodology that corrects deficiencies of previous empirical papers. The results show non-neutrality of the exchange rate regime. Particularly, it is found that the more rigid the regime is the grater real volatility will be. Even when it is performed an exchange rate regime classification that allows a comparison between consistent pegging and consistent floating, the former has a higher volatility. Countries with “fear of floating†behavior exhibit lower volatility than consistent pegs

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  • Jorge Carrera & Diego Bastourre, 2004. "Could the Exchange Rate Regime Reduce Macroeconomic Volatility?," Econometric Society 2004 Latin American Meetings 309, Econometric Society.
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    real volatility; exchange rate regime; panel data;

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    • C23 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models
    • F33 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions
    • F41 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Open Economy Macroeconomics

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