Workshop: “Exchange Rate Regimes in Developing Countries”

Within the context of the DAAD Partnership on Economic Development Studies, HTW Berlin organized this three-day workshop between June 18 and 20, 2013.

Sessions were held to discuss exchange rate regimes in developing countries. Some of the main questions that were discussed were the following: is there a better performing exchange rate regime for all developing countries? Which exchange rate regimes are more prone to currency crises? What is the relevance of exchange rate regimes for economic growth? Can developing countries really float their currencies?

This workshop was held to bring together academics, students and policymakers, both from the South and the North, to discuss papers focused on:

  • The determinants of currency crises.
  • The link between the real exchange rate and economic growth.
  • The relationship of exchange rate policy and monetary policy.
  • Country experiences with managed floating and intermediate exchange rate regimes.
  • Depreciation of exchange rates and pass-through effects.
  • What is the optimal exchange rate regime for least developed countries?
  • Regional currency union projects in the developing world.
  • Effectiveness of capital controls for preventing overvaluations.
  • Experience in free floating regimes in emerging economies.
  • Existence of systematic overvaluation of developing countries' exchange rates.
  • Global monetary reforms.

Nevertheless, papers on topics not mentioned here but related to issues concerning exchange rates were also discussed.


Prof. Dr. Sebastian Dullien and Prof. Dr. Jan Priewe, Partnership Directors at HTW Berlin.