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Compensating wages under different exchange rate regimes

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  • Hoffmann, Mathias

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This paper analyses the interconnectedness between developing countries' domestic wage levels and their exchange rate choices. The theoretical model illustrates that differences in domestic wage levels are related to countries' exchange rate regimes. In particular, the level of domestic wages increases with the rigidity of the exchange rate regime. The empirical model explores the determinants of the domestic wage level in a cross-section of 38 developing countries. In line with the theoretical model, the economies under review experience a rise in the domestic wage level with an increase in the rigidity of their exchange rate regime.

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  • Hoffmann, Mathias, 2005. "Compensating wages under different exchange rate regimes," CFR Working Papers 05-04, University of Cologne, Centre for Financial Research (CFR).
  • Handle: RePEc:zbw:cfrwps:0504
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    1. Carmen M. Reinhart & Kenneth S. Rogoff, 2004. "The Modern History of Exchange Rate Arrangements: A Reinterpretation," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Oxford University Press, vol. 119(1), pages 1-48.
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    Keywords

    Exchange Rate Regimes; Factor Prices; Monetary Policy; Uncertainty;

    JEL classification:

    • F33 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions
    • F41 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Open Economy Macroeconomics

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