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Are Monetary Rules and Reforms Complements or Substitutes? A Panel Analysis for the World versus OECD Countries

  • Ansgar Belke

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    (University of Hohenheim (Department of Economics), Stuttgart/Germany)

  • Bernhard Herz

    (University of Bayreuth)

  • Lukas Vogel

    (University of Bayreuth)

This paper investigates the relationship between the exchange rate regime and the degree of structural reforms using panel data techniques. We look at a broad sample of countries (the “world sample”) and also an OECD sample. Our main findings suggest that adopting a fixed exchange rate rule is positively correlated with the degree of overall structural reforms and the trade component. The paper also highlights the fact that considering a heterogeneous panel of countries as opposed to a limited does not matter for this results.

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Date of creation: 06 Jul 2006
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