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Dollarization and monetary sovereignty: the case of Argentina

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  • David E. Altig
  • Owen F. Humpage

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In January, President Menim of Argentina proposed strengthening his country's commitment to monetary stability by replacing the peso with the U.S. dollar. Dollarization leaves Argentina without a lender of last resort, but the Federal Reserve's current operating procedure combines with existing Argentine arrangements to mitigate this drawback.

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Article provided by Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland in its journal Economic Commentary.

Volume (Year): (1999)
Issue (Month): Sep ()
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Handle: RePEc:fip:fedcec:y:1999:i:sep15

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Keywords: Argentina ; Monetary policy - Argentina ; Currency boards;

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Cited by:
  1. Paul Hallwood & Ian W. Marsh & Jorg Scheibe, 2001. "Official Dollarization in Latin America: Could it Work?," Working papers 2001-06, University of Connecticut, Department of Economics.
  2. Francis, Bill B. & Hasan, Iftekhar & Hunter, Delroy M., 2002. "Emerging market liberalization and the impact on uncovered interest rate parity," Journal of International Money and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 21(6), pages 931-956, November.
  3. Hunter, Delroy M., 2006. "The evolution of stock market integration in the post-liberalization period - A look at Latin America," Journal of International Money and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 25(5), pages 795-826, August.
  4. Jerry Jordan & John Carlson, 2000. "Money, Monetary Policy, and Central Banking," Journal of Financial Services Research, Springer, vol. 18(2), pages 241-253, December.

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