The Viability of Fixed Exchange Rate Commitments: Does Politics Matter? A Theoretical and Empirical Investigation
Pierre-Guillaume Méon () and
Jean-Marc Rizzo ()
Open Economies Review, 2002, vol. 13, issue 2, 132 pages
This article studies the connection between political instability and the sustainability of an exchange rate regime. A model based on the credibility of monetary policy shows that political unrest should be correlated with the adoption of flexible exchange rates. That intuition is tested using various measures of political instability on a panel of 125 countries between 1980 and 1994. Copyright Kluwer Academic Publishers 2002
Keywords: exchange rate regimes; political uncertainty; credibility (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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