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SURVEY OF INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS COURSE

 

MODULE 14:
FIXED VS. FLOATING EXCHANGE RATES

Textbook Reading:

Fixed vs. Floating Exchange Rates
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(A 2016 version of the textbook reading is available at FlatWorld Knowledge.)

Presentation Slides:

Recent Events/Analysis:

Fixed or Flexible? Getting the Exchange Rate Right in the 1990s
A 1998 article by Francesco Caramazza and Jahangir Aziz from the IMF describing the differences between fixed and floating exchange rates.

 

 

OVERVIEW

This session introduces the mechanism needed to maintain a credible fixed exchange rate. It also provides a brief overview of the pros and cons of both fixed and floating exchange rates.

VIDEO LECTURE

This lecture was recorded in Fall 2016. It is 67 minutes long.

 

 

ANSWER KEY

Click HERE for answers to the textbook questions.

 

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