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Exchange Rate Policy in Developing Countries
			: Some Analytical Issues

Exchange Rate Policy in Developing Countries : Some Analytical Issues »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Peter Montiel , Bijan Aghevli , and Mohsin Khan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 May 1991

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557752093.084

ISBN: 9781557752093

Keywords: Developing countries, Exchange rate regimes, exchange rate, real exchange rate, inflation, fixed exchange rate, exchange rates

This paper addresses analytical aspects of exchange rate policy and emphasizes the relationship among exchange rate flexibility, financial discipline, and international competitiveness....

Back Matter

Back Matter »

Source: Exchange Rate Policy in Developing Countries : Some Analytical Issues

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Peter Montiel , Bijan Aghevli , and Mohsin Khan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 May 1991

ISBN: 9781557752093

Keywords: Developing countries, Exchange rate regimes, exchange rate, real exchange rate, inflation, fixed exchange rate, exchange rates

This paper addresses analytical aspects of exchange rate policy and emphasizes the relationship among exchange rate flexibility, financial discipline, and international competitiveness....

Front Matter

Front Matter »

Source: Exchange Rate Policy in Developing Countries : Some Analytical Issues

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Peter Montiel , Bijan Aghevli , and Mohsin Khan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 May 1991

ISBN: 9781557752093

Keywords: Developing countries, Exchange rate regimes, exchange rate, real exchange rate, inflation, fixed exchange rate, exchange rates

This paper addresses analytical aspects of exchange rate policy and emphasizes the relationship among exchange rate flexibility, financial discipline, and international competitiveness....

I Introduction

I Introduction »

Source: Exchange Rate Policy in Developing Countries : Some Analytical Issues

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Peter Montiel , Bijan Aghevli , and Mohsin Khan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 May 1991

ISBN: 9781557752093

Keywords: Developing countries, Exchange rate regimes, exchange rate, real exchange rate, inflation, fixed exchange rate, exchange rates

The exchange rate performs a dual role in small open economies. Its movements can achieve and maintain international competitiveness and so ensure a viable balance of payments. At the same time, a stable exc...

II Exchange Rate Arrangements and Policies in Developing Countries

II Exchange Rate Arrangements and Policies in Developing Countries »

Source: Exchange Rate Policy in Developing Countries : Some Analytical Issues

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Peter Montiel , Bijan Aghevli , and Mohsin Khan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 May 1991

ISBN: 9781557752093

Keywords: Developing countries, Exchange rate regimes, exchange rate, real exchange rate, inflation, fixed exchange rate, exchange rates

Since the mid-1970s, many developing countries have altered their exchange rate regimes. They have moved away from pegging to a single currency toward either pegging to a basket of currencies or adopting a m...

III General Considerations Regarding the Choice of Exchange Rate Regimes

III General Considerations Regarding the Choice of Exchange Rate Regimes »

Source: Exchange Rate Policy in Developing Countries : Some Analytical Issues

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Peter Montiel , Bijan Aghevli , and Mohsin Khan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 May 1991

ISBN: 9781557752093

Keywords: Developing countries, Exchange rate regimes, exchange rate, real exchange rate, inflation, fixed exchange rate, exchange rates

There is by now a large and well-known body of theoretical literature on the relative merits of fixed and flexible exchange rate regimes. This section first describes the salient features of the literature,...

IV Role of the Exchange Rate in External Adjustment

IV Role of the Exchange Rate in External Adjustment »

Source: Exchange Rate Policy in Developing Countries : Some Analytical Issues

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Peter Montiel , Bijan Aghevli , and Mohsin Khan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 May 1991

ISBN: 9781557752093

Keywords: Developing countries, Exchange rate regimes, exchange rate, real exchange rate, inflation, fixed exchange rate, exchange rates

Developing countries generally design their exchange rate policies to maintain external competitiveness at a level consistent with a sustainable balance of payments position. By increasing the price of trada...

V Exchange Rate Regimes and Financial Discipline

V Exchange Rate Regimes and Financial Discipline »

Source: Exchange Rate Policy in Developing Countries : Some Analytical Issues

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Peter Montiel , Bijan Aghevli , and Mohsin Khan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 May 1991

ISBN: 9781557752093

Keywords: Developing countries, Exchange rate regimes, exchange rate, real exchange rate, inflation, fixed exchange rate, exchange rates

The relationship between the exchange rate regime and financial discipline is a central theme in discussions of the relative merits of fixed and flexible regimes. A conventional argument in the early literat...

VI Summary and Conclusions

VI Summary and Conclusions »

Source: Exchange Rate Policy in Developing Countries : Some Analytical Issues

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Peter Montiel , Bijan Aghevli , and Mohsin Khan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 May 1991

ISBN: 9781557752093

Keywords: Developing countries, Exchange rate regimes, exchange rate, real exchange rate, inflation, fixed exchange rate, exchange rates

The conduct of exchange rate policy in the developing countries has undergone a marked evolution over the past decade and a half. Fluctuations in exchange rates of major currencies, as well as an upsurge of...