Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/61314
Authors: 
Belke, Ansgar
Vogel, Lukas
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
DIW Discussion Papers 1221
Abstract: 
This paper examines the contemporaneous relationship between the exchange rate regime and structural economic reforms for a sample of CEEC/CIS transition countries. We investigate empirically whether structural reforms are complements or substitutes for monetary commitment in the attempt to improve macroeconomic performance. Both EBRD and EFW data suggest a negative relationship between flexible exchange rate arrangements and external liberalization. Another finding from the EFW sample is that economic liberalisation has tended to be stronger under better macroeconomic fundamentals, suggesting that the impact of good macroeconomic conditions as facilitating structural reforms outweighs countervailing effects in the sense of lower reform pressure.
Subjects: 
exchange rate regime
structural reform
panel data
political economy of reform
transition countries
JEL: 
D78
E52
E61
F36
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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