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Monetary and Exchange Rate Dynamics During Disinflation; An Empirical Analysis

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  • Lei Zhang
  • A. Javier Hamann
  • Andres F Arias Leiva

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Based on the observed behavior of monetary aggregates and exchange rates, we classify inflation-stabilization episodes into two categories: de facto exchange rate-based stabilizations (ERBS) and non-ERBS. Unlike the standard de jure ERBS studied in the literature, de facto ERBS encompass cases in which the central bank intervenes in the foreign exchange market but does not preannounce the use of an exchange rate anchor. The number of the de facto ERBS is twice as large as that of de jure ERBS. Output dynamics during disinflation do not differ significantly between these two groups. We conclude that empirical studies on the effects of exchange rate anchors must seek to disentangle the effects of their announcement from those related to their role in the remonetization process.

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  • Lei Zhang & A. Javier Hamann & Andres F Arias Leiva, 2005. "Monetary and Exchange Rate Dynamics During Disinflation; An Empirical Analysis," IMF Working Papers 05/33, International Monetary Fund.
  • Handle: RePEc:imf:imfwpa:05/33
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    1. Edward F. Buffie & Manoj Atolia, 2011. "Exchange‐Rate‐based Stabilisation, Durables Consumption and the Stylised Facts," Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 121(555), pages 1130-1160, September.
    2. AsIcI, Ahmet AtIl, 2011. "Exchange rate regime choice and currency crises," Economic Systems, Elsevier, vol. 35(3), pages 419-436, September.
    3. Manoj Atolia & Edward F. Buffie, 2006. "Exchange-Rate-Based Stabilization, Durables Consumption, and Stylized Facts," Computing in Economics and Finance 2006 416, Society for Computational Economics.
    4. Ozlem Aytac, 2008. "A Model of Exchange-Rate-Based Stabilization for Turkey," Caepr Working Papers 2008-001, Center for Applied Economics and Policy Research, Economics Department, Indiana University Bloomington.
    5. Ahmet Atil Asici, 2010. "Parametric and non-parametric approaches to exits from fixed exchange rate regimes," International Journal of Finance & Economics, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 15(4), pages 381-406.

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    Economic stabilization; Monetary policy; Inflation stabilization; nominal anchor; exchange rate-based stabilization; stabilization; exchange rate; exchange rate anchor; exchange rate volatility; foreign exchange; Open Economy Macroeconomics;

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