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Explaining the Transition Between Exchange Rate Regimes

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  • MASSON, Paul
  • RUGE-MURCIA, Francisco J.

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This paper studies the transition between exchange rate regimes using a Markov chain model with time-varying transition probabilities. The probabilities are parameterized as nonlinear functions of variables suggested by the currency crisis and optimal currency area literature. Results using annual data indicate that inflation, and to a lesser extent, output growth and trade openness help explain the exchange rate regime transition dynamics.

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  • MASSON, Paul & RUGE-MURCIA, Francisco J., 2003. "Explaining the Transition Between Exchange Rate Regimes," Cahiers de recherche 2003-21, Universite de Montreal, Departement de sciences economiques.
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    1. Graham Bird & Alex Mandilaras, 2015. "Transitions in exchange rate regimes in the aftermath of the global economic crisis," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 22(7), pages 567-571, May.
    2. Terence Tai-Leung Chong & Qing He & Wing Hong Chan, 2016. "From Fixed to Float: A Competing Risks Analysis," International Economic Journal, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 30(4), pages 488-503, October.
    3. Hossain, Monzur, 2011. "International monetary arrangements for the 21st century--Which way?," Journal of the Japanese and International Economies, Elsevier, vol. 25(2), pages 47-63, June.
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    7. Monzur Hossain, 2008. "Currency Regime Choice: A Survey of Empirical Literature," AIUB Bus Econ Working Paper Series AIUB-BUS-ECON-2008-11, American International University-Bangladesh (AIUB), Office of Research and Publications (ORP), revised Apr 2008.
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    Keywords

    Exchange rates; hollowing out hythesis; regime change; Markov chains; gs; floating;

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    • F33 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions

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