Centre for Finance, Credit and Macroeconomics (CFCM)

CFCM 16/02: Exchange Rate Regimes and Growth Collapses


The loss of output in major recessions tends to be permanent. Using IMF de facto exchange rate regime classifications over the period 1980 to 2012 for up to 193 countries, it is shown that growth collapses are more frequent under less flexible exchange rate regimes, and particularly hard pegs. Our findings are robust to the marked shift in the pattern of growth collapses after the global financial crisis.

Revised version published:  Journal of Macroeconomics Vol. 57, no. 1 (September 2018), pp. 15-25.

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Michael Bleaney, Sweta Saxena and Lin Yin


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Posted on Tuesday 8th November 2016

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