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Assessing the impact of different nominal anchors on the credibility of stabilisation programmes

  • Prazmowski, Peter A.

    (American Chamber of Commerce of the Dominican Republic)

  • Sánchez-Fung, José R.


    (Kingston University)

The paper compares the impact of announcing exchange-rate-based versus money-based stabilisation programmes in a cross-section of countries. The analysis finds that the effect of announcing exchange-rate-based programmes is more credible, in terms of reducing inflation inertia, than the outcome associated with implementing money-based programmes. But the gap between the magnitudes of the impacts from implementing the different strategies has been falling since the 1970s.

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Paper provided by School of Economics, Kingston University London in its series Economics Discussion Papers with number 2012-1.

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Length: 19 pages
Date of creation: 17 Jan 2012
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Handle: RePEc:ris:kngedp:2012_001
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  1. Edwards, Sebastian, 1996. "Exchange-Rate Anchors, Credibility, and Inertia: A Tale of Two Crises, Chile and Mexico," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 86(2), pages 176-80, May.
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  8. Tornell, Aaron & Velasco, Andres, 1998. "Fiscal discipline and the choice of a nominal anchor in stabilization," Journal of International Economics, Elsevier, vol. 46(1), pages 1-30, October.
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  10. Guillermo A. Calvo & Carlos A. Végh, 1994. "Inflation Stabilization And Nominal Anchors," Contemporary Economic Policy, Western Economic Association International, vol. 12(2), pages 35-45, 04.
  11. Edwards, Sebastian, 1998. "Two Crises: Inflationary Inertia and Credibility," Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 108(448), pages 680-702, May.
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