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|Title:||The choice of exchange rate regime and the volatility of exchange rates after the Asian crisis: A counterfactual analysis|
|Authors:||Wilson, P. |
|Citation:||Wilson, P., Ren, H.N.S. (2007-11). The choice of exchange rate regime and the volatility of exchange rates after the Asian crisis: A counterfactual analysis. World Economy 30 (11) : 1646-1661. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9701.2007.01046.x|
|Abstract:||The objective of this paper is to carry out a counterfactual analysis of the impact of alternative exchange rate regimes on the volatility of the nominal effective exchange rate (NEER) and the bilateral rate against the US dollar for nine East Asian countries after the Asian financial crisis. Our hypothetical regimes include a unilateral basket peg (UBP), a common basket peg (CBP) and a hard peg against the dollar. We find that a UBP would minimise effective exchange rate volatility for all countries and provides the highest regime gains compared to actual. Although the gains for a CBP are always less than those for a UBP, the absolute differences between the two regimes appear to be small. In terms of the bilateral relationship against the dollar, the gains from a UBP or CBP could be quite significant for the non-dollar peggers since a fall in effective instability would be accompanied by a fall in bilateral instability. © 2007 The Authors Journal compilation © 2007 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.|
|Source Title:||World Economy|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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