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Replication data for: Effective Exchange Rates and the Classical Gold Standard Adjustment

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  • Catão, Luis A. V.
  • Solomou, Solomos N.
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  • Abstract

    Using a new international dataset of trade-weighed exchange rates, this paper highlights a neglected adjustment mechanism in the classical gold standard literature. Since gold-pegged countries traded extensively with economies operating more flexible monetary regimes and where parity change was a common adjustment device to systemic shocks, we show that such parity adjustments induced worldwide swings in nominal effective exchange rates. These translated into real exchange rate variations to which trade balances responded with an average elasticity of unity and in the direction of restoring external disequilibria. We conclude that some nominal exchange rate flexibility thus present in the pre-1914 system was instrumental to international payments adjustment.
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    DOI: 10.1257/0002828054825565 (Text)
  • Catão, Luis A. V, and Solomos N Solomou. “Effective Exchange Rates and the Classical Gold Standard Adjustment.” American Economic Review 95, no. 4 (August 2005): 1259–75.
    • ID: 10.1257/0002828054825565 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 3 | Registration Date: 2019-12-06

Catão, Luis A. V.; Solomou, Solomos N. (2005): Replication data for: Effective Exchange Rates and the Classical Gold Standard Adjustment. Version: V0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.