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WP 1992-09: A Study on Philippine Exchange Rate Policies

Since the late 1960s, there has been strong resistance from several quarters against any form of devaluation. While many empirical studies corroborate their sentiments, this paper attempts to show that if exchange rates were fixed, then it would be misleading to use them in macro-supply equations to represent the shadow exchange rate or as a measure of the scarcity of foreign exchange. The macro model presented here shows that that devaluation being contractionary is not necessarily true because it increases the domestic costs of imports. Hence, it is important that devaluation is not accompanied by contractionary policies.

Philippine Institute for Development Studies
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Lim, Joseph Y.; exchange rate policy;
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Published in 1992 and available in the PIDS Library or Downloaded 862 times since November 25, 2011
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