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Monetary Policy, Central Banking and Economic Performance in the


Despite thier common British colonial heritage, the twelve Caribbean economies examind in the book exhibit a wide variety of monetary regimes. These include a currency union, currency board, and fixed and floating exhancge rate regimes which allow for a range of rules and discretionary-based monetary policies. Derick Boyd and Ron Smith trace the historical origins and evolution of this variety of Caribbean institutions and examine the effect of policy regime on economic performance, using theoritical economic analysis and several econometric techniques, which they explain in detail. Their conclusion is that better economic performance has benefited from an embedded tradition of conservative central banking, either hardwired, as in the case of a currency board, or throughdiscretionary policies, a tradition which seems to have been largely eroded in the resource-rich economies. 

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Weight 0.7900
By Boyd, Smith
Country of Publication Jamaica
Dimensions 254 x 178 mm
Format Paperback
ISBN/EAN 9789766402525
Pagination 160 pages
Publication Date Sep 14, 2011
Publisher University of the West Indies Press
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