Credibility, Cost of Reneging and the Choice of Fixed Exchange Rate Regime
U of Aarhus Dept. of Econ. Working Paper No. 2002-3
13 Pages Posted: 22 Feb 2002
Date Written: February 2002
The choice of exchange rate regime is considered for a small open economy. Assuming that different forms of fixed exchange rate regimes involve different costs of reneging, it is shown that one potential beneficial aspect of joining a monetary union with a common currency is that it is less likely to be exposed to "speculative attacks" than less formalized fixed exchange rate arrangements.
Keywords: Monetary union, fixed exchange rate, credibility, cost of reneging, multiple equilibria
JEL Classification: F33, F41
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