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I. Overview

I. Overview »

Source: Macroeconomic Implications of Financial Dollarization : The Case of Uruguay

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): R. Gelos , Alejandro Lopez Mejia , and Marco Piñón-Farah

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 July 2008

ISBN: 9781589067271

Keywords: Dollarization, Banking sector, Exchange rate regimes, External sector, Fiscal sustainability, Fiscal reforms, inflation, monetary policy, central bank, foreign currency

This paper assesses the implications of high financial dollarization for macroeconomic policies and vulnerabilities in Uruguay. Dollarization creates balance sheet exposure to exchange rate changes and poses...

I Overview

I Overview »

Source: Moving to Greater Exchange Rate Flexibility : Operational Aspects Based on Lessons from Detailed Country Experiences

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Inci Ötker

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 April 2007

ISBN: 9781589066243

Keywords: Floating exchange rates, exchange rate, inflation, monetary policy, central bank, exchange rate flexibility

Many countries moved toward more flexible exchange rate regimes over the past decade. 1 Among the factors underlying the move to greater flexibility has been the belief that more...

II Country Experiences with Transition to Greater Flexibility: Operational Aspects Underpinning Durable Exits

II Country Experiences with Transition to Greater Flexibility: Operational Aspects Underpinning Durable Exits »

Source: Moving to Greater Exchange Rate Flexibility : Operational Aspects Based on Lessons from Detailed Country Experiences

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Inci Ötker

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 April 2007

ISBN: 9781589066243

Keywords: Floating exchange rates, exchange rate, inflation, monetary policy, central bank, exchange rate flexibility

This section brings together the experiences of six countries to extract the common elements in moving to greater flexibility. It reviews the nature and pace of the exits and the factors underlying them, the...

II. Inflation Process in Uruguay

II. Inflation Process in Uruguay »

Source: Macroeconomic Implications of Financial Dollarization : The Case of Uruguay

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): R. Gelos , Alejandro Lopez Mejia , and Marco Piñón-Farah

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 July 2008

ISBN: 9781589067271

Keywords: Dollarization, Banking sector, Exchange rate regimes, External sector, Fiscal sustainability, Fiscal reforms, inflation, monetary policy, central bank, foreign currency

Following chronic high inflation, Uruguay reduced inflation gradually through a disinflation program in the 1990s, reaching single digits by 1998. Inflation has since remained moderate, except for an outburs...

III Orderly Transitions

III Orderly Transitions »

Source: Moving to Greater Exchange Rate Flexibility : Operational Aspects Based on Lessons from Detailed Country Experiences

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Inci Ötker

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 April 2007

ISBN: 9781589066243

Keywords: Floating exchange rates, exchange rate, inflation, monetary policy, central bank, exchange rate flexibility

Chile (1984–99) 1 Chile’s transition to a free float was a very gradual, and mostly orderly, process that took about 15 years from the...

III. Pass-Through, Dollarization, and Credibility in Uruguay

III. Pass-Through, Dollarization, and Credibility in Uruguay »

Source: Macroeconomic Implications of Financial Dollarization : The Case of Uruguay

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): R. Gelos , Alejandro Lopez Mejia , and Marco Piñón-Farah

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 July 2008

ISBN: 9781589067271

Keywords: Dollarization, Banking sector, Exchange rate regimes, External sector, Fiscal sustainability, Fiscal reforms, inflation, monetary policy, central bank, foreign currency

A high degree of exchange rate pass-through to domestic prices and financial dollarization can constrain the effectiveness of a flexible exchange rate as a shock absorber and indirect channel of transmission...

IV Disorderly Transitions

IV Disorderly Transitions »

Source: Moving to Greater Exchange Rate Flexibility : Operational Aspects Based on Lessons from Detailed Country Experiences

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Inci Ötker

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 April 2007

ISBN: 9781589066243

Keywords: Floating exchange rates, exchange rate, inflation, monetary policy, central bank, exchange rate flexibility

Brazil (1999) 1 In Brazil, the transition to a floating exchange rate regime involved a crisis exit. After four years in place, the col...

IV. Role of Bank Lending in the Transmission of Macroeconomic Shocks

IV. Role of Bank Lending in the Transmission of Macroeconomic Shocks »

Source: Macroeconomic Implications of Financial Dollarization : The Case of Uruguay

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): R. Gelos , Alejandro Lopez Mejia , and Marco Piñón-Farah

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 July 2008

ISBN: 9781589067271

Keywords: Dollarization, Banking sector, Exchange rate regimes, External sector, Fiscal sustainability, Fiscal reforms, inflation, monetary policy, central bank, foreign currency

More than five years have passed since the banking crisis in Uruguay, and the first signs of a recovery in bank credit are visible (Figure 4.1). In particular, after a continued strong economic expansion sin...

Macroeconomic Implications of Financial Dollarization
			: The Case of Uruguay

Macroeconomic Implications of Financial Dollarization : The Case of Uruguay »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): R. Gelos , Alejandro Lopez Mejia , and Marco Piñón-Farah

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 July 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589067271.084

ISBN: 9781589067271

Keywords: Dollarization, Banking sector, Exchange rate regimes, External sector, Fiscal sustainability, Fiscal reforms, inflation, monetary policy, central bank, foreign currency

Uruguay has experienced a remarkable recovery since the 2002 crisis, supported by sound policies and favorable external conditions. With the framework put in place in 2002, Uruguay abandoned an exchange rate peg in...

Front Matter

Front Matter »

Source: Macroeconomic Implications of Financial Dollarization : The Case of Uruguay

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): R. Gelos , Alejandro Lopez Mejia , and Marco Piñón-Farah

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 July 2008

ISBN: 9781589067271

Keywords: Dollarization, Banking sector, Exchange rate regimes, External sector, Fiscal sustainability, Fiscal reforms, inflation, monetary policy, central bank, foreign currency

Uruguay has experienced a remarkable recovery since the 2002 crisis, supported by sound policies and favorable external conditions. With the framework put in place in 2002, Uruguay abandoned an exchange rate peg in...