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Fiscal policy and the predictability of exchange rate collapse.

Fiscal policy and the predictability of exchange rate collapse.

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Published by International Monetary Fund in Washington, D.C .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

SeriesIMF working paper -- WP/97/133
ContributionsInternational Monetary Fund.
The Physical Object
Pagination18 p. ;
Number of Pages18
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17361118M

For centuries, the values of many currencies were fixed relative to gold. In this section we will examine some common systems and explore some of their macroeconomic implications. More services and features. This second mechanism is much more severe, and it is exactly the process Argentina is experiencing right now because devaluation is outlawed. In short, there is no economic justification for concern about having a current account deficit and a capital account surplus—nor would there be an economic reason to be concerned about the opposite state of affairs. Still, most of Europe now operates as the ultimate fixed exchange rate regime, a region with a single currency.

Under the gold standard, the quantity of money was regulated by the quantity of gold in a country. Such effects, if persistent, may eventually plunge Latin American economies once again into a long-term decline and acute levels of unemployment and under-employment. Alternatively, the Fed could intervene. Investors use indicators of economic conditions to adjust their views on economic growth and profitability.

In effect, a free-floating exchange rate acts as a buffer to insulate an economy from the impact of international events. Achieving that kind of coordination among independent countries can be a difficult task. When faced with a disastrous collapse in competitiveness due to foreign price shocks, like the devaluation in Brazil, a country has two choices. There are three broad categories of exchange rate systems. Try It!


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Fiscal policy and the predictability of exchange rate collapse. book

Try It! We evaluate how these linkages have evolved over the periodthrough statistical tests of whether the volatility of EM financial markets changed - either in their response to international shocks originating in advanced economy markets or in their independent fluctuations.

Its total exports? Such occasions would be a severe test of the viability and adequacy of dollarization in the region. Foreign countries and investors see U. Define the various types of exchange rate systems.

Governments may regulate stock markets to prevent fraud, but stock values themselves are left to float in the market. Dollar The dollar has historically been used as a common currency internationally, just like English has been a common language between people of different countries.

Details of this revolutionary venture and the extraordinary problems it has encountered in recent years are provided in the accompanying Case in Point.

But in its pursuit, policy makers should take into account the potential risks and costs of such policies in terms of the fulfillment of other relevant economic and social objectives. A country with a surplus in its balance of payments would experience an inflow of gold. Neither the Peronist nor the Alliance Party presidential candidate will distance his economic policy from current president Peronist Carlos Menem's programs of privatization and convertibility.

That would reduce aggregate demand in the country, lowering income and the price level. It has been a mixed blessing in getting through this difficult period. To buy those assets, foreign purchasers had to purchase dollars.

Now suppose that the British choose to purchase more U. Current Account Deficit The growing U.

Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

A tariff on steel and other products was placed on Turkey by the United States. That would imply that spending flowing out of the country exceeded spending flowing in.

Market forces also restrain large swings in demand or supply. This evidence may reflect reduced EM vulnerability to external shocks in general, which is consistent with some encouraging improvements in the underlying fundamentals of EM economies over the decade preceding the onset of the crisis.

A Fiscal Theory of Currency Crises

Foreign owners of U. It is hard to see the harm in any of that. That is, they describe likely future economic conditions, current economic conditions or conditions of the recent past. The decline in home bias is reflected in savers increasingly reaching across national borders to invest in foreign assets.

The one-week repo rate, at 8 percent—currently not used—is to be raised to In practice, actual currency values could vary slightly from the levels implied by their commodity values because of the costs involved in exchanging currencies for gold, but these variations are slight.

Generally speaking, economic indicators can be categorized as leading, coincident or lagging. Key Takeaways In a free-floating exchange rate system, exchange rates are determined by demand and supply. From my point of view, a flexible exchange rate is the appropriate long-term regime for a country with an economy the size of Argentina.May 09,  · We desperately need a system in which the central banks are no longer the only game in town.”—Steven Rattner, The New York Times Book Review “What better moment could there be for a book subtitled ‘Central Banks, Instability, and Avoiding the Next Collapse’?Brand: Random House Publishing Group.

This paper examines the empirical relevance of the flexible price monetary model in the Indian context to determine whether US dollar-Indian rupee exchange rate movements are in line with the changes in monetary fundamentals namely relative money supply, relative interest rates and relative output.

A sample period of nineteen years (August to March ) was considered for the study and Author: Vaishali Padake, Bhargavi Karamcheti, T.

Geetha. In recent years, a number of countries have set up currency board arrangements Fixed exchange rate systems in which there is explicit legislative commitment to exchange domestic currency for a specified foreign currency at a fixed rate., which are a kind of commodity standard, fixed exchange rate system in which there is explicit legislative.

Speculation and monetary policy behaviour in the currency crisis: The Italian case The exact timing of the collapse of exchange rate regime and its impact of relative price of trade goods. With this exchange rate, the government can ensure stability and predictability of ruble exchange rate and prevent abrupt fluctuation of the Ruble rate.

Moreover, this system could achieve the target set of money supply growth, and further ensure that the economic agents comply with the Russian legislation regulating foreign exchange operation.

The real exchange rate between the dollar and the European currencies needs to move by percent, rather than percent when valuation effects are taken into account, and the real value of the Asian currencies needs to rise by percent against the dollar instead of percent.