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The Great Exchange Rate Debate After Argentina

Sebastian Edwards

NBER Working Paper No. 9257
Issued in October 2002
NBER Program(s):   IFM

In this paper I discuss in what way, if any, the collapse of Argentina's experience with a currency board has affected the policy debate on the appropriate exchange rate regime in emerging and transition countries. More specifically, I deal with three issues: (1) I discuss some important aspects of the Argentine experience. (2) I provide a comparative evaluation of economic performance under strict dollarization. And (3), I analyze emerging countries' experiences with flexible exchange rates, including the issue of fear of floating.'

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Document Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3386/w9257

Published: Edwards, Sebastian. "The Great Exchange Rate Debate After Argentina," North American Journal of Economics and Finance, 2002, v13(3,Dec), 237-252. citation courtesy of

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