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Pagging and Macroeconomic Performance in East Asia

  • Moreno, R.

As memories of the East Asian crises of 1997-1998 recede, attention has shifted back to the traditional problems of macroeconomic management in a small open economy. A key question, in this regard, is the appropriate choice of exchange rate regime. While the East Asian crises cased some disenchantment wit pegging in the region, historical experience suggests that the appeal of pegging is very strong in many emerging markets. To shed some light on the relative merits of pegging in East Asia we briefly discuss what the recent literature ahe to say on this question. We then review the experience of the region over the period 1974-1999.

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Paper provided by Economisch Institut voor het Midden en Kleinbedrijf- in its series Papers with number pb00-03.

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Length: 25 pages
Date of creation: 2000
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Handle: RePEc:fth:midkle:pb00-03
Contact details of provider: Postal: ECONOMISCH INSTITUT VOOR HET MIDDEN EN KLEINBEDRIJF, RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR SMALL AND MEDIUM-SIZED BUSINESS IN THE NETHERLANDS, NEUHUYS.

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