Prosperity and the Exchange Rate Regime in Small Open Economies

Author(s): Winston Moore, Jamila Beckles and DeLisle Worrell

Created 19 Feb, 2016
Categories Working Papers Delisle Worrell
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This paper explores the difference in perception between economists and ordinary folk about the importance of stable exchange rates for small open economies. Small open economies everywhere are preoccupied with exchange rate stability, whereas most economists believe that exchange rates should be managed flexibly to maintain competitiveness or allowed to float freely. To most non-economists it is fairly obvious that countries with more stable exchange rates are more prosperous. Our paper finds empirical evidence in support of that view.

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