The Impact of Monetary Policy on the Bilateral Exchange Rate: Chile Versus the United States
AbstractThis paper examines the reaction of the bilateral Ch$/US$ exchange rate to monetary policy actions in Chile and the United States. The approach is to regress the variation in the exchange rate following a policy announcement on variations in market interest rates in response to the same announcement. U.S. monetary policy actions that raise the three-month Treasury bill rate by 1 percentage point lead to depreciations of the Chilean peso by about 1.5 to 2 percent. The exchange rate also reacts to monetary policy actions in Chile, but the response appears to be smaller, and cannot be estimated with much precision on the available sample.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Central Bank of Chile in its journal Economía Chilena.
Volume (Year): 6 (2003)
Issue (Month): 2 (August)
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