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Supply shocks and currency crises: the policy dilemma reconsidered

Marcus Miller (), Javier García-Fronti () and Lei Zhang

No 269653, Economic Research Papers from University of Warwick - Department of Economics

Abstract: The stylised facts of currency crises in emerging markets include output contraction coming hard on the heels of devaluation, with a prominent role for the adverse balance-sheet effects of liability dollarisation. In the light of the South East Asian experience, we propose an eclectic blend of the supply-side account of Aghion, Bacchetta and Banerjee (2000) with a demand recession triggered by balance sheet effects (Krugman, 1999). This sharpens the dilemma facing the monetary authorities - how to defend the currency without depressing the economy. But, with credible commitment or complementary policy actions, excessive output losses can, in principle, be avoided.

Keywords: Agricultural and Food Policy; Financial Economics (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2006-09-09
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DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.269653

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