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Fixing Exchange Rates: A Virtual Quest for Fundamentals

Robert P. Flood, Andrew K. Rose

NBER Working Paper No. 4503
Issued in October 1993
NBER Program(s):   IFM

Fixed exchange rates are less volatile than floating rates. But the volatility of macroeconomic variables such as money and output does not change very much across exchange rate regimes. This suggests that exchange rate models based only on macroeconomic fundamentals are unlikely to be very successful. It also suggests that there is no clear tradeoff between reduced exchange rate volatility and macroeconomic stability.

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Document Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3386/w4503

Published: Journal of Monetary Economics, 1995 citation courtesy of

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