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18 Does the Current Account Matter?

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Source: International Financial Policy : Essays in honor of Jacques J. Polak

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 September 1991

ISBN: 9781557751966

Keywords: exchange rate, monetary fund, current account, exchange rates, inflation

In this paper I shall contrast the “old view” and the “new view” of the current account. I subscribe to the new view, but I shall devote much of this paper to exploring possible qualifications to it. Given t...

17 The Current Account and the Policy Mix Under Flexible Exchange Rates

17 The Current Account and the Policy Mix Under Flexible Exchange Rates »

Source: International Financial Policy : Essays in honor of Jacques J. Polak

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 September 1991

ISBN: 9781557751966

Keywords: exchange rate, monetary fund, current account, exchange rates, inflation

The policy mix and assignment problems that figured so prominently in the economic literature of the 1960s fell somewhat out of fashion with the adoption of floating exchange rates by major industrial countr...