EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Exchange Rate Regimes in the Asia-Pacific Region and the Global Financial Crisis

Warwick McKibbin () and Waranya Pim Chanthapun ()
Additional contact information
Waranya Pim Chanthapun: Australian National University, Postal: Center for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis, Australian National University, Australia

No 36, Working Papers on Regional Economic Integration from Asian Development Bank

Abstract: Rising economic integration in Asia and periodic volatility in global and national financial markets raise the issue of the optimal degree and form of monetary cooperation among Asian economies. There is a large literature on the benefits and costs of monetary cooperation, however, less can be found with a specific focus on Asia. A number of studies have explored whether Asia might form an optimal currency area, although these have focused on the nature of shocks, in particular business cycle correlations, as well as the extent of trade linkages among economies. Less has been done on the impact of portfolio shifts and financial shocks, and how these shocks impact on financial cooperation. This paper has two goals. The first is to explore the impacts of the current global financial crisis on Asian economies under existing monetary and exchange rate arrangements. The second is to explore how alternative forms of cooperation and exchange rate regimes might change the economic outcomes in Asia. In particular, the paper explores the impact of current regimes compared to one of three hypothetical regimes: (i) all countries peg to the US dollar, (ii) all Asian economies are in an Asian Currency Union with an Asian Central Bank setting policy, or (iii) floating exchange rates with each central bank in Asia independently choosing optimal time-consistent, close-loop policy rules to target a loss function consisting of deviation in inflation and output growth from desired levels.

Keywords: Monetary cooperation; exchange rates; financial crisis (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: E27 E42 E44 E52 E58 F41 F42 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-cba, nep-ifn, nep-mon and nep-sea
Date: 2009-10-01
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (4) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
http://aric.adb.org/pdf/workingpaper/WP36_Exchange_Rate_Regimes.pdf Full text (application/pdf)

Related works:
Working Paper: Exchange Rate Regimes in the Asia-Pacific Region and the Global Financial Crisis (2009) Downloads
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:ris:adbrei:0036

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in Working Papers on Regional Economic Integration from Asian Development Bank Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Ivan B. de Leon ().

 
Page updated 2019-12-05
Handle: RePEc:ris:adbrei:0036