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The Choice of Exchange Rate Regimes in the MENA Countries: a Probit Analysis

  • Sfia Daly

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    This paper analysis the choice of exchange regimes of 17 economies in the MENA region for the period 1990-2000. For this purpose we use both de jure and de facto regime classifications and estimate a series of binomial and multinomial probit models. Regressions results highlight the important influence of economic development and international reserve levels on exchange regime selection.

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    Paper provided by William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan in its series William Davidson Institute Working Papers Series with number wp899.

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    Date of creation: 01 Nov 2007
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    Handle: RePEc:wdi:papers:2007-899
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