Evaluating the Output Losses from Currency Crises and the Role of Central Bank in Emerging Economies

Document Type : Original Article


Department of Economics, Faculty of Economics and Political Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University


Generally, currency crises have many consequences and costs for the countries, while an important issue is the output losses of this phenomenon. Hence, determining the factors that lead to reduce the output losses, is very important. In this study, determinants of output losses and in particular, the role of the central bank will be evaluated during currency crises. Moreover, the roles of macroeconomic variables and situation of the countries and also adopted monetary, fiscal and exchange rate polices during currency crises on output losses have been evaluated. In this regard, an econometric model with unbalanced panel data has been used for emerging market countries during 1980-2014. The results show the negative and significant effect of successful defense and positive and significant effect of unsuccessful defense of central bank. On the other hand, the positive and significant effect of non-interference and immediate depreciation on the output losses have been confirmed. However, the role of macroeconomic situation is important where total foreign reserves have negative and significant effect on output losses. Finally, the output losses can be controlled by an active monetary and exchange rate policies.


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