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The need for international monetary stability: proposals for stabilizing exchange rates


  • Becker, Fernando
  • Fernandez, Pascual
  • Fontela, Emilio


With the end of the Cold War, the international economy is moving rapidly towards a framework of market economies. Parallels have been drawn with the end of World War II and there are growing calls for stabilization of exchange rates to promote economic integration. Stability is needed to allow for better long-term investment decisions by industries. However, flexibility is also needed to avoid permanent disequilibria. Moreover, in a framework of freedom of capital movements, speculative behavior must be discouraged. This article considers the lessons learned since Bretton Woods and new proposals for managing international exchange rates.

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  • Becker, Fernando & Fernandez, Pascual & Fontela, Emilio, 1995. "The need for international monetary stability: proposals for stabilizing exchange rates," MPRA Paper 44624, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 1995.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:44624

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    Monetary stability. Exchange rates. Bretton Woods. Moving average cawling system. MAX.;

    JEL classification:

    • E52 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Monetary Policy
    • F31 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Foreign Exchange
    • F65 - International Economics - - Economic Impacts of Globalization - - - Finance
    • G18 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Government Policy and Regulation


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