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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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    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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