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International Economics

1979

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Stability, Random Disturbances, And The Exchange Rate Regime, Walter Enders, Harvey E. Lapan Jul 1979

Stability, Random Disturbances, And The Exchange Rate Regime, Walter Enders, Harvey E. Lapan

Economic Staff Paper Series

Economists have long debated the relative merits of fixed versus flexible exchange rate systems. One of the major issues in this debate concerns the ability of the exchange rate system to isolate a nation from external disturbances: see for example, papers by Mundell (1960), Stern (1963), Tower and Courtney (1974), and Enders (1977), Fischer , (1977) added another dimension to the controversy by examining the relative stability of real consumption and prices, assuming that the economy is subject to stochastic disturbances. His principle conclusion for the small open economy is that if disturbances are . external, then a flexible exchange rate regime ...


Imports And Import Functions For Brazil, 1953-1970, Richard Weisskoff Feb 1979

Imports And Import Functions For Brazil, 1953-1970, Richard Weisskoff

Economic Staff Paper Series

Throughout the postwar period, the Brazilian economy has swung violently through phases which have been described first as the rise and the decline of import substitution, and then, after even more severe economic contraction and political counter-revolution, an explosion of growth known as the "Brazilian miracle." All during this period, Brazil has relied on its exchange markets and protective structure to ration its constricted import capacity among competing users. While other import-substituting countries have turned more exclusively to discretionary quotas and licensing...