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Long-Run Determinants of Exchange Rate Regimes; A Simple Sensitivity Analysis

  • Paolo Mauro
  • Grace Juhn

Many studies have attempted to uncover empirical regularities in how countries choose their exchange rate regimes. We survey previous studies showing that, taken as a whole, the literature is inconclusive. Drawing on a large dataset with many potential explanatory variables and a variety of exchange rate regime classifications, we test old and new theories and confirm that no robust empirical regularities emerge.

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Paper provided by International Monetary Fund in its series IMF Working Papers with number 02/104.

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Date of creation: 01 Jun 2002
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Handle: RePEc:imf:imfwpa:02/104
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