Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Dr. Mark E. Wohar


The currency crises of the last decade have generated a strong debate about exchange rate regimes in emerging countries, and led economists to rethink their views on the determinants of exchange rate and currency crises. After discussing the different types of exchange rate regimes, two different models are developed in this paper to find whether the final collapse of Argentine currency board was causes by its own fundamentals or by another country where a crisis occurred. The results of both models suggest that macroeconomic variables are more likely and quickly to cause a currency crisis.


A Thesis Presented to the Department of Economics and the Faculty of the Graduate College University of Nebraska In Partial Fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree Master of Arts in Economics University of Nebraska at Omaha. Copyright Hongbing Gong April, 2004

Files over 3MB may be slow to open. For best results, right-click and select "save as..."