Brad Setser, Ioannis Halikias, Alexander Pitt, Christoph Rosenberg, Brett House, Jens Nystedt, and Christian Keller
INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND
The analysis of currency and maturity mismatches in sectoral balance sheets has increasingly become a regular element in the IMF's tool kit for surveillance in emerging market countries. This paper describes this so-called balance sheet approach and shows how it can be applied to detect vulnerabilities and shape policy advice. It also provides a broad-brushed overview of how balance sheet vulnerabilities have evolved over the past decade and cites a number of case studies.