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The Authors

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Source: Building a Common Future in Southern Africa

Series: Books

Author(s): Joannes Mongardini , Tamon Asonuma , Olivier Basdevant , Alfredo Cuevas , Xavier Debrun , Lars Engstrom , Imelda Flores Vazquez , Vitaliy Kramarenko , Lamin Leigh , Paul Masson , and Genevieve Verdier

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 April 2013

ISBN: 9781616353995

Keywords: monetary policy, inflation, unemployment rate, rules

Joannes Mongardini is currently deputy division chief in the African Department at the IMF and has served as IMF mission chief on Benin, Burundi, Namibia, Republic of Congo, and Swaziland. He ha...

Building a Common Future in Southern Africa

Building a Common Future in Southern Africa »

Series: Books

Author(s): Joannes Mongardini , Tamon Asonuma , Olivier Basdevant , Alfredo Cuevas , Xavier Debrun , Lars Engstrom , Imelda Flores Vazquez , Vitaliy Kramarenko , Lamin Leigh , Paul Masson , and Genevieve Verdier

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 April 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781616353995.071

ISBN: 9781616353995

Keywords: monetary policy, inflation, unemployment rate, rules

The Southern African Customs Union (SACU) is the oldest customs union in the world, with significant opportunities ahead for creating higher economic growth and increased welfare benefits to the people of the regio...

Back Matter

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Source: Building a Common Future in Southern Africa

Series: Books

Author(s): Joannes Mongardini , Tamon Asonuma , Olivier Basdevant , Alfredo Cuevas , Xavier Debrun , Lars Engstrom , Imelda Flores Vazquez , Vitaliy Kramarenko , Lamin Leigh , Paul Masson , and Genevieve Verdier

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 April 2013

ISBN: 9781616353995

Keywords: monetary policy, inflation, unemployment rate, rules

The Southern African Customs Union (SACU) is the oldest customs union in the world, with significant opportunities ahead for creating higher economic growth and increased welfare benefits to the people of the regio...

Front Matter

Front Matter »

Source: Building a Common Future in Southern Africa

Series: Books

Author(s): Joannes Mongardini , Tamon Asonuma , Olivier Basdevant , Alfredo Cuevas , Xavier Debrun , Lars Engstrom , Imelda Flores Vazquez , Vitaliy Kramarenko , Lamin Leigh , Paul Masson , and Genevieve Verdier

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 April 2013

ISBN: 9781616353995

Keywords: monetary policy, inflation, unemployment rate, rules

The Southern African Customs Union (SACU) is the oldest customs union in the world, with significant opportunities ahead for creating higher economic growth and increased welfare benefits to the people of the regio...

Chapter 3 A Taxonomy of Intervention

Chapter 3 A Taxonomy of Intervention »

Source: Foreign Exchange Intervention in Inflation Targeters in Latin America

Series: Books

Author(s): Marcos Chamon , David Hofman , Nicolas Magud , and Alejandro Werner

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 February 2019

ISBN: 9781484375686

Keywords: Foreign exchange intervention, Exchange rates, Inflation targeting, Central banks, Exchange markets, Exchange rate policy, Exchange policy, central bank;volatility;exchange market;exchange rate;international reserve

This chapter presents different frameworks for implementing foreign exchange interventions, including whether they are transparently communicated to the market or ke...

Chapter 7 Brazil: Taking Stock of the Past Couple of Decades

Chapter 7 Brazil: Taking Stock of the Past Couple of Decades »

Source: Foreign Exchange Intervention in Inflation Targeters in Latin America

Series: Books

Author(s): Marcos Chamon , David Hofman , Nicolas Magud , and Alejandro Werner

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 February 2019

ISBN: 9781484375686

Keywords: Foreign exchange intervention, Exchange rates, Inflation targeting, Central banks, Exchange markets, Exchange rate policy, Exchange policy, central bank;volatility;exchange market;exchange rate;international reserve

This chapter describes the exchange rate regimes, possible policy rationales, and public operational guidelines for foreign exchange intervention in Brazil over the...

Chapter 6: Closing the Jobs Gap in the Southern African Customs Union

Chapter 6: Closing the Jobs Gap in the Southern African Customs Union »

Source: Building a Common Future in Southern Africa

Series: Books

Author(s): Joannes Mongardini , Tamon Asonuma , Olivier Basdevant , Alfredo Cuevas , Xavier Debrun , Lars Engstrom , Imelda Flores Vazquez , Vitaliy Kramarenko , Lamin Leigh , Paul Masson , and Genevieve Verdier

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 April 2013

ISBN: 9781616353995

Keywords: monetary policy, inflation, unemployment rate, rules

The Southern African Customs Union (SACU) region is facing an unemployment crisis of enormous proportions. Available statistics indicate that the official unemployment rate in SACU is between 20 and 50 perce...

Chapter 10 Costa Rica: Learning to Float

Chapter 10 Costa Rica: Learning to Float »

Source: Foreign Exchange Intervention in Inflation Targeters in Latin America

Series: Books

Author(s): Marcos Chamon , David Hofman , Nicolas Magud , and Alejandro Werner

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 February 2019

ISBN: 9781484375686

Keywords: Foreign exchange intervention, Exchange rates, Inflation targeting, Central banks, Exchange markets, Exchange rate policy, Exchange policy, central bank;volatility;exchange market;exchange rate;international reserve

Costa Rica provides a case study of how a small, highly dollarized and very open emerging market economy gradually learns to float. Since 2006, Costa Rica has transi...

Chapter 4: Designing Fiscal Policies within the Southern African Customs Union

Chapter 4: Designing Fiscal Policies within the Southern African Customs Union »

Source: Building a Common Future in Southern Africa

Series: Books

Author(s): Joannes Mongardini , Tamon Asonuma , Olivier Basdevant , Alfredo Cuevas , Xavier Debrun , Lars Engstrom , Imelda Flores Vazquez , Vitaliy Kramarenko , Lamin Leigh , Paul Masson , and Genevieve Verdier

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 April 2013

ISBN: 9781616353995

Keywords: monetary policy, inflation, unemployment rate, rules

Following the onset of the global economic crisis in 2008, Southern African Customs Union (SACU) member countries experienced a significant growth slowdown and deterioration of their fiscal balances. This de...

Chapter 5 Forward Intervention

Chapter 5 Forward Intervention »

Source: Foreign Exchange Intervention in Inflation Targeters in Latin America

Series: Books

Author(s): Marcos Chamon , David Hofman , Nicolas Magud , and Alejandro Werner

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 February 2019

ISBN: 9781484375686

Keywords: Foreign exchange intervention, Exchange rates, Inflation targeting, Central banks, Exchange markets, Exchange rate policy, Exchange policy, central bank;volatility;exchange market;exchange rate;international reserve

This chapter examines the differences between spot and forward currency interventions by way of a model that incorporates the motivations of different groups of curr...