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Exchange Rates and Interest Groups in Peru, 1950-1996


  • Alberto Pascó-Font
  • Piero Ghezzi


The review of Peruvian exchange rate policies during the last fifty years prompts several questions. First, why did the government choose some exchange rate regimes over others? Second, why did governments target certain exchange rate levels? Third, why, in certain episodes, did governments refuse to abandon an exchange rate peg?

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  • Alberto Pascó-Font & Piero Ghezzi, 2000. "Exchange Rates and Interest Groups in Peru, 1950-1996," Research Department Publications 3120, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department.
  • Handle: RePEc:idb:wpaper:3120

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