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On Credible Disinflation

  • Jorge Roldos
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    We study the effects of a credible, gradual exchange rate based disinflation program in a two sector economy. After an initial real exchange rate depreciation, the reductions in the rate of devaluation reduce the monetary wedge generated by a cash in advance constraint, leading to a gradual increase in absorption that yields progressive real exchange rate appreciations and current account deficits. An initial boom in economic activity is not followed by a later contraction, as labor supply expands during the whole length of the program.

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    Paper provided by International Monetary Fund in its series IMF Working Papers with number 93/90.

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    Date of creation: 01 Nov 1993
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    Handle: RePEc:imf:imfwpa:93/90
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