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Target zones for exchange rates?

An examination of proposals to improve the international monetary system by creating central exchange rates and a discussion of why such a policy might not be in the best interest of the United States.
Economic Commentary , Issue Aug

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Changes in financial markets and their effects on agriculture

Review , Issue Oct , Pages 13-19

Working Paper
Real and nominal exchange rates since 1919

Research Working Paper , Paper 90-03

Working Paper
Financial fragility and the exchange rate regime

We study financial fragility, exchange rate crises, and monetary policy in an open economy version of a Diamond-Dybvig model. The banking system, the exchange rate regime, and central bank credit policy are seen as parts of a mechanism intended to maximize social welfare; if the mechanism fails, banking crises and speculative attacks become possible. We compare currency boards, fixed rates, and flexible rates with and without a lender of last resort. A currency board cannot implement a socially optimal allocation; in addition, bank runs are possible under a currency board. A fixed exchange ...
FRB Atlanta Working Paper , Paper 97-16

Conference Paper
The coordination of economic policies

Conference Series ; [Proceedings] , Volume 32 , Pages 240-243

Working Paper
European integration, exchange rate management, and monetary reform: a review of the major issues

Since the adoption of the Single European Act in 1986, doubts have been expressed about the ability of the European Monetary System as presently structured to ensure an efficient and effective monetary system for the single European market. The further adoption by the European Council (June 1989) of the Report on Economic and Monetary Union (the Delors report) moves the European Community towards even greater monetary integration. ; Policy discussions have focussed on perceived problems with the current institutional and political structure of the European Monetary System and its exchange ...
International Finance Discussion Papers , Paper 364

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Exchange rates, prices, and external adjustment in the United States and Japan

This paper studies the responsiveness of external balances--trade volumes and prices--to changes in exchange rates. Our objectives are twofold: to provide an analytical review of the literature in this area and to assess the influence of exchange rate movements on external adjustment in the two countries whose external imbalances have dominated all others over the past decade, the United States and Japan. ; We find that the conventional partial-equilibrium model of the trade balance has performed generally quite well in predicting the path of the U.S. and Japanese external balance over the ...
International Finance Discussion Papers , Paper 456

Journal Article
Exchange rates, capital flows and monetary policy in a changing world economy

Southwest Economy , Issue Jan , Pages 9-10

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The effect of exchange rates on prices, wages, and profits: a case study of the United Kingdom in the 1990s

During the 1990s the United Kingdom experienced large and sudden exchange rate movements that had no apparent impact on overall consumer prices. This paper shows that the stability of U.K. consumer prices was made possible in part by offsetting movements in the price-cost margins of foreign exporters and in part by offsetting price-cost margins in the U.K. distribution sector. At the same time, U.K. manufacturers experienced margin swings in the opposite direction, largely due to their role as exporters. Thus, sterling depreciation boosted the profits of U.K. manufacturers and squeezed the ...
International Finance Discussion Papers , Paper 772

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The pitfalls of exchange rate targeting: a case study from the United Kingdom

Review , Issue Sep , Pages 15-24

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