Pegs, Downward Wage Rigidity, and Unemployment: The Role of Financial Structure
This paper studies the relationship between financial structure and the welfare consequences of fixed exchange rate regimes in small open emerging economies with downward nominal wage rigidity. The paper presents two surprising results. First, a pegging economy might be better off with a closed than with an open capital account. Second, the welfare gain from switching from a peg to the optimal (full-employment) monetary policy might be larger in financially open economies than in financially closed ones.
|Date of creation:||Jul 2012|
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|Publication status:||published as “Pegs, Downward Wage Rigidity, and Unemployment: The Role of Financial Structure” (with Stephanie Schmitt-Groh´e), in Capital Mobility and Monetary Policy, edited by Miguel Fuentes D., Claudio E. Raddatz, Carmen M. Reinhart, Central Bank of Chile, Santiago, Chile, 2014, 69-95.|
|Contact details of provider:|| Postal: National Bureau of Economic Research, 1050 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA 02138, U.S.A.|
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