Managed Floating Plus

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Table of Contents

Preface vii
Acknowledgments xi
1 Introduction: What is the Best Currency Regime? 1
Dissatisfaction with Currency Regimes 2
Why Managed Floating Plus? 3
Plan of the Book 6
2 Methodological Pitfalls in Choosing among Currency Regimes 7
Classifying Regimes 7
Robustness of Regime Comparisons 9
Constraints on Choosing a Regime 11
Concluding Note 12
3 Adjustable Peg Regimes 13
4 The BBC Regime 17
Advantages of BBCs 17
Disadvantages of BBCs 18
5 Currency Boards 21
Advantages of Currency Boards 21
Drawbacks of Currency Boards 24
Currency Boards and Lender-of-Last-Resort Situations 29
Summing Up 31
6 Dollarization 33
Advantages of Dollarization 34
Disadvantages of Dollarization 37
Summing Up 41
7 Managed Floating Plus 43
What Is a Managed Floating Plus Regime? 43
The Case for Managed Floating Plus 47
Concluding Remarks 67
References 69
Index 77
Table 7.1 Share of external debt denominated in the domestic currency, end of 1999 53
Table 7.2 Foreign exchange regulations for banks 57
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