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Author Rosenberg, Christoph B., author

Title Welfare effects of Uzbekistan's foreign exchange regime / prepared by Christoph B. Rosenberg and Maarten de Zeeuw
Published [Washington, D.C.] : International Monetary Fund, European II Department, 2000
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Description 1 online resource (23 pages) : illustrations
Series IMF working paper ; WP/00/61
IMF working paper ; WP/00/61
Summary In January 1997, Uzbekistan formally (re)introduced a system of multiple exchange rates and restrictions on current account transactions with the aim of promoting import substituting industries, protecting foreign exchange reserves and subsidizing basic food imports. Several recent studies have dealt with the effects of this system on sectoral distribution, foreign investment and macroeconomic stability. 2 However, its consequences for economic efficiency and welfare, while acknowledged, have so far received little attention. This paper, which builds on an earlier article by Rosenberg, Ruocco, and Wiegard (1999) tries to address this question. Specifically, it attempts to identify and quantify the substantial microeconomic distortions on export and import markets that result from the existence of at least three distinct exchange rates in Uzbekistan. This analysis also shows how a simple exercise in welfare economics can provide insights into the appropriate sequencing of reforms. The approach presented here may thus serve as a blueprint for structural policies aiming at the removal of distortions in general
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 23)
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Subject Balance of payments -- Uzbekistan -- Econometric models.
Exports -- Uzbekistan -- Econometric models.
Foreign exchange rates -- Economic aspects -- Uzbekistan -- Econometric models.
Imports -- Uzbekistan -- Econometric models.
Welfare economics.
Uzbekistan -- Economic policy -- Econometric models.
Form Electronic book
Author Zeeuw, Maarten de, author
International Monetary Fund. European II Department, issuing body
ISBN 1281602086