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Capital Controls and the International Transmission of U.S. Money Shocks

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  • JACQUES MINIANE
  • JOHN H. ROGERS

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We assess whether capital controls effectively insulate countries from U.S. monetary shocks, examining a large range of country experiences in a unified estimation framework. We estimate the effect of identified U.S. monetary shocks on the exchange rate and foreign country interest rates, and test whether countries with less open capital accounts exhibit systematically smaller responses. We find essentially no evidence of this. Other country factors such as the exchange rate regime or degree of dollarization explain more of the cross-country differences in responses. The significant differences in responses we do find are more pronounced at short horizons. Copyright 2007 The Ohio State University.

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Volume (Year): 39 (2007)
Issue (Month): 5 (08)
Pages: 1003-1035

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Handle: RePEc:mcb:jmoncb:v:39:y:2007:i:5:p:1003-1035

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