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Dollarization of Liabilities
			: Beyond the Usual Suspects

Dollarization of Liabilities : Beyond the Usual Suspects »

Volume/Issue: 2003/11

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Adolfo Barajas , and Armando Méndez Morales

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2003

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451842807.001

ISBN: 9781451842807

Keywords: panel data, exchange rate, foreign currency, banking, deposit insurance, bank intervention, Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models: Models with Panel Data, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, International Lending and Debt Problems,

Dollarization of liabilities (DL) has emerged as a key factor in explaining the vulnerability of emerging markets to financial and currency crises. "Usual suspects" of causing DL comprise "fatalistic" determinants...

Impact of Macroeconomic, Political, and Institutional Factors on the Structure of Government Debt in Emerging Market Countries

Impact of Macroeconomic, Political, and Institutional Factors on the Structure of Government Debt in Emerging Market Countries »

Volume/Issue: 2008/205

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Anastasia Guscina

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451870633.001

ISBN: 9781451870633

Keywords: Original Sin, Debt Structure, foreign currency, debt market,

Debt crises that have shaken Latin America, Asia, and Russia have brought an increasing attention to the structure of debt in emerging market countries. Using the newly released Jeanne-Guscina EM Government Debt Da...

Limits of Floating Exchange Rates
			: the Role of Foreign Currency Debt and Import Structure

Limits of Floating Exchange Rates : the Role of Foreign Currency Debt and Import Structure »

Volume/Issue: 2011/42

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Pascal Towbin , and Sebastian Weber

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455219001.001

ISBN: 9781455219001

Keywords: Exchange rate regime, balance sheet effect, pass-through, interacted panel VAR, external shock, exchange rate, currency debt, foreign currency debt, exchange rate regimes, Prices

A traditional argument in favor of flexible exchange rates is that they insulate output better from real shocks, because the exchange rate can adjust and stabilize demand for domestic goods through expenditure swit...

Macroeconomic Volatility
			: The Policy Lessons from Latin America

Macroeconomic Volatility : The Policy Lessons from Latin America »

Volume/Issue: 2006/166

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Anoop Singh

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451864267.001

ISBN: 9781451864267

Keywords: Macroeconomic volatility, growth cycles, banking and currency crises, structural reform, fiscal frameworks, inflation, public debt, debt ratio, foreign currency, central bank

The recent recovery in Latin America has been impressive but also raises the question whether this represents a fundamental break with the region's history of boom-bust cycles. The paper traces how this history of...

Performance of Publicly Listed Chilean Firms During the 2008-2009 Global Financial Crisis

Performance of Publicly Listed Chilean Firms During the 2008-2009 Global Financial Crisis »

Volume/Issue: 2012/261

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Yi Wu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 October 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475550573.001

ISBN: 9781475550573

Keywords: firms, foreign currency, aggregate demand, external finance, General,

This paper examines publicly listed Chilean firms' performance during the 2008-09 crisis. In particular, it studies the effects from changes in external financing conditions, aggregate demand, and international tra...

The Global Credit Crunch and Foreign Banks' Lending to Emerging Markets
			: Why Did Latin America Fare Better?

The Global Credit Crunch and Foreign Banks' Lending to Emerging Markets : Why Did Latin America Fare Better? »

Volume/Issue: 2010/102

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Kulwant Rai , and Herman Kamil

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2010

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455200610.001

ISBN: 9781455200610

Keywords: global: credit crunch, cross-border lending, foreign banks, foreign bank, international settlements, foreign currency, foreign affiliates, International Lending and Debt Problems, Financial Aspects of Economic Integration, International Finance Forecasting and Simulation,

The recent global financial turmoil raised questions about the stability of foreign banks' financing to emerging market countries. While foreign banks' lending growth to most emerging market regions contracted shar...

Why Do Emerging Economies Borrow in Foreign Currency?

Why Do Emerging Economies Borrow in Foreign Currency? »

Volume/Issue: 2003/177

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Olivier Jeanne

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2003

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451858891.001

ISBN: 9781451858891

Keywords: Liability Dollarization, Monetary Credibility, currency debt, foreign currency, domestic currency, currency composition, Financial Aspects of Economic Integration,

This paper explores the hypothesis that the dollarization of liabilities in emerging market economies is the result of a lack of monetary credibility. I present a model in which firms choose the currency compositio...

Sequencing Capital Account Liberalization
			: Lessons From the Experiences in Chile, Indonesia, Korea, and Thailand

Sequencing Capital Account Liberalization : Lessons From the Experiences in Chile, Indonesia, Korea, and Thailand »

Volume/Issue: 1997/157

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Claudia Echeverria , Salim Darbar , and R. Johnston

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 1997

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451857450.001

ISBN: 9781451857450

Keywords: Financial sector reform, currency convertibility, capital flows, foreign exchange, capital inflows, foreign currency, direct investment, capital account liberalization

This paper examines issues in sequencing and pacing capital account liberalization and draws lessons from experience in four countries (Chile, Indonesia, Korea, and Thailand). The paper focuses on the interrelation...

Impact of Macroeconomic, Political, and Institutional Factors on the Structure of Government Debt in Emerging Market Countries

Impact of Macroeconomic, Political, and Institutional Factors on the Structure of Government Debt in Emerging Market Countries »

Source: Impact of Macroeconomic, Political, and Institutional Factors on the Structure of Government Debt in Emerging Market Countries

Volume/Issue: 2008/205

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Anastasia Guscina

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2008

ISBN: 9781451870633

Keywords: Original Sin, Debt Structure, foreign currency, debt market,

Debt crises that have shaken Latin America, Asia, and Russia have brought an increasing attention to the structure of debt in emerging market countries. Using the newly released Jeanne-Guscina EM Government Debt Da...

7 Inflation Targeting Lite

7 Inflation Targeting Lite »

Source: Challenges to Central Banking from Globalized Financial Systems

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Andrea Schaechter , Piero Ugolini , and Mark Stone

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 March 2004

ISBN: 9781589062177

Keywords: inflation, monetary policy, central bank, financial stability, foreign currency

Introduction Many emerging market countries use, but cannot maintain, an inflation target as the defining objective of their monetary policy. 1 This...