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Foreign Exchange Intervention in Inflation Targeters in Latin America

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

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484375686.071

ISBN: 9781484375686

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

Foreign exchange intervention is widely used as a policy tool, particularly in emerging markets, but many facets of this tool remain limited, especially in the context of flexible exchange rate regimes. The Latin A...

Chapter 1 Introduction: Book in Brief

Chapter 1 Introduction: Book in Brief »

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

There is a growing interest in the use of foreign exchange intervention as a policy tool, particularly in emerging markets. Yet our understanding of many aspects of foreign exchange...

Chapter 2 Why Intervene?

Chapter 2 Why Intervene? »

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

This chapter discusses some of the motives for why emerging market countries may want to intervene in the foreign exchange market, even under a flexible exchange rat...

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

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

Chapter 4 The Effectiveness of Intervention

Chapter 4 The Effectiveness 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

This chapter surveys the empirical evidence on the effectiveness of foreign exchange intervention. There is an inherent identification problem when estimating the ef...

Chapter 6 Intervention under Inflation Targeting

Chapter 6 Intervention under Inflation Targeting »

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

This chapter takes a close look at the experience with intervention under inflation- targeting frameworks in Latin America. In particular, it discusses the challenge...

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

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

Chapter 8 Interventions in Chile

Chapter 8 Interventions in Chile »

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

In this chapter, we study the four episodes of foreign exchange interventions since the inflation-targeting regime was adopted in Chile, and we present the reasons a...

Chapter 9 Learning from Experience in Colombia

Chapter 9 Learning from Experience in Colombia »

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

This chapter describes the mechanisms used by the Central Bank of Colombia for intervention in the foreign exchange market and explains the rationale and operations....

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

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...