On the Choice of Exchange Rate Regimes for East Asian Countries

In Yin-Wong Cheung, Vikas Kakkar, Guonan Ma (ed.) The Evolving Role of Asia in Global Finance (Frontiers of Economics and Globalization, Volume 9), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp.123-156

Posted: 27 Aug 2012

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Ulrich Volz

University of London - School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) - Economics; Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) - German Development Institute (DIE)

Date Written: August 1, 2011

Abstract

This chapter examines exchange rate options for East Asian countries, taking into account their real economic linkages as well as their international financial relations. Particular consideration is given to possible exchange rate cooperation within the region. For this purpose, the literature on the optimal peg is reconsidered and subsequently extended to include a country's international financial asset and liability situation. That is, instead of focusing solely on nominal or real effective exchange rates, the chapter proposes a blend of “real” and “financial” exchange rates for analyzing “optimal” exchange rate policy.

Keywords: Exchange rates, East Asia

JEL Classification: F02, F33, F36, F42

Suggested Citation

Volz, Ulrich, On the Choice of Exchange Rate Regimes for East Asian Countries (August 1, 2011). In Yin-Wong Cheung, Vikas Kakkar, Guonan Ma (ed.) The Evolving Role of Asia in Global Finance (Frontiers of Economics and Globalization, Volume 9), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp.123-156. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2136526

Ulrich Volz (Contact Author)

University of London - School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) - Economics

London, WC1E 7HU
United Kingdom

Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) - German Development Institute (DIE) ( email )

Tulpenfeld 4
Bonn, 53113
Germany

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