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Appendix I. Interest Rate Convergence in Countries with a Currency Board Arrangement

Appendix I. Interest Rate Convergence in Countries with a Currency Board Arrangement »

Source: Currency Board Arrangements : Issues and Experiences

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Charles Enoch , and Tomás Baliño

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 September 1997

ISBN: 9781557756688

Keywords: exchange rate, central bank, inflation, foreign exchange, reserve requirements

One main benefit of a CBA is to facilitate the convergence of domestic interest rates to international levels. This appendix describes interest rate convergence processes in Argenti...

Appendix II. Lender of Last Resort and Banking Crisis Management

Appendix II. Lender of Last Resort and Banking Crisis Management »

Source: Currency Board Arrangements : Issues and Experiences

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Charles Enoch , and Tomás Baliño

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 September 1997

ISBN: 9781557756688

Keywords: exchange rate, central bank, inflation, foreign exchange, reserve requirements

Although currency boards during the colonial period were constrained from providing LOLR support, major commercial banks, which were foreign owned, could rely on their headquarters...

Appendix III. Monetary Policy Implementation

Appendix III. Monetary Policy Implementation »

Source: Currency Board Arrangements : Issues and Experiences

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Charles Enoch , and Tomás Baliño

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 September 1997

ISBN: 9781557756688

Keywords: exchange rate, central bank, inflation, foreign exchange, reserve requirements

As noted in the main body of the paper, experience suggests that monetary operations can play a useful role in smoothing day-to-day monetary conditions or accelerating adjustment to...

Appendix IV. Background Tables

Appendix IV. Background Tables »

Source: Currency Board Arrangements : Issues and Experiences

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Charles Enoch , and Tomás Baliño

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 September 1997

ISBN: 9781557756688

Keywords: exchange rate, central bank, inflation, foreign exchange, reserve requirements

Table 1. Basic Description of Eight Currency Board Arrangements...

Assessing the Risk of Private Sector Debt Overhang in the Baltic Countries

Assessing the Risk of Private Sector Debt Overhang in the Baltic Countries »

Source: Assessing the Risk of Private Sector Debt Overhang in the Baltic Countries

Volume/Issue: 2010/250

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Valerie Herzberg

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2010

ISBN: 9781455209507

Keywords: private sector debt, Baltic economies, debt overhang, corporate sector, debt service, central bank, Financial Economics: General, Financial Institutions and Services: General,

Between 2000 and 2007 nonfinancial private sector credit expanded rapidly in the Baltic countries, resulting in a non-negligible build-up of debt. Could this legacy debt hold back the economic recovery of the regio...

Currency Board Arrangements
			: Issues and Experiences

Currency Board Arrangements : Issues and Experiences »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Charles Enoch , and Tomás Baliño

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 September 1997

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557756688.084

ISBN: 9781557756688

Keywords: exchange rate, central bank, inflation, foreign exchange, reserve requirements

This paper provides a comprehensive analysis of the attractions and disadvantages of currency board arrangements in their various institutional configurations. It asks what defines a currency board arrangement, wha...

Front Matter

Front Matter »

Source: Currency Board Arrangements : Issues and Experiences

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Charles Enoch , and Tomás Baliño

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 September 1997

ISBN: 9781557756688

Keywords: exchange rate, central bank, inflation, foreign exchange, reserve requirements

This paper provides a comprehensive analysis of the attractions and disadvantages of currency board arrangements in their various institutional configurations. It asks what defines a currency board arrangement, wha...

I. Definitions and Basic Features

I. Definitions and Basic Features »

Source: Currency Board Arrangements : Issues and Experiences

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Charles Enoch , and Tomás Baliño

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 September 1997

ISBN: 9781557756688

Keywords: exchange rate, central bank, inflation, foreign exchange, reserve requirements

Currency board arrangements (CBAs) have undergone a revival. 1 Four countries have undertaken IMF-supported adjustment programs with a CBA, Argentina, Djibouti, Estonia, and Lithu...

II. Considerations for Adopting a Currency Board

II. Considerations for Adopting a Currency Board »

Source: Currency Board Arrangements : Issues and Experiences

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Charles Enoch , and Tomás Baliño

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 September 1997

ISBN: 9781557756688

Keywords: exchange rate, central bank, inflation, foreign exchange, reserve requirements

CBAs may appear attractive to small open economies with limited central banking expertise and incipient financial markets, or to countries that wish to preserve the benefits of belonging to a broader trade o...

III. Scope for Monetary Policy and Lender-of-Last-Resort Support

III. Scope for Monetary Policy and Lender-of-Last-Resort Support »

Source: Currency Board Arrangements : Issues and Experiences

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Charles Enoch , and Tomás Baliño

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 September 1997

ISBN: 9781557756688

Keywords: exchange rate, central bank, inflation, foreign exchange, reserve requirements

While large foreign reserve holdings can strengthen a CBA, using them actively for LOLR or monetary operations might be seen as conflicting with its basic principles of limited discretion. It seems more like...