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Devaluations, output and the balance sheet effect: a structural econometric analysis

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  • Camilo E Tovar

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This paper estimates a new open economy macroeconomic model for South Korea to determine the output effect of currency devaluations. Three transmission mechanisms are considered: the expenditure-switching, the balance sheet, and a monetary channel associated to a nominal exchange rate target. Devaluations are defined as an increase in this target. This allows to isolate the effects of an explicit exogenous devaluationary policy shock. Ceteris paribus, a devaluation is found to be expansionary. Output contractions in South Korea should then be associated with a different shock such as an adverse shock on the international interest rate or on export demand.

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Paper provided by Bank for International Settlements in its series BIS Working Papers with number 215.

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Length: 44 pages
Date of creation: Sep 2006
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Handle: RePEc:bis:biswps:215

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Keywords: structural estimation; DSGE; financial accelerator; devaluations; balance sheet effect; interest rate rule; exchange rate target; new open economy macroeconomics;

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  1. Carlos Garcia & Jorge Restrepo & Scott Roger, 2009. "Hybrid Inflation Targeting Regimes1," ILADES-Georgetown University Working Papers inv226, Ilades-Georgetown University, Universidad Alberto Hurtado/School of Economics and Bussines.
  2. Camilo E Tovar, 2010. "Currency collapses and output dynamics: a long-run perspective," BIS Quarterly Review, Bank for International Settlements, June.
  3. Javier García-Cicco & Markus Kirchner & Santiago Justel, 2014. "Financial Frictions and the Transmission of Foreign Shocks in Chile," Working Papers Central Bank of Chile 722, Central Bank of Chile.
  4. Alberto Ortiz Bolaños, 2013. "Credit Market Shocks, Monetary Policy, and Economic Fluctuations," Monetaria, Centro de Estudios Monetarios Latinoamericanos, vol. 0(2), pages 317-369, July-Dece.
  5. Camilo E Tovar, 2005. "The mechanics of devaluations and the output response in a DSGE model: how relevant is the balance sheet effect?," BIS Working Papers 192, Bank for International Settlements.
  6. Fernando Tenjo & Martha López, . "Early Warning Indicators for Latin America," Borradores de Economia 608, Banco de la Republica de Colombia.
  7. Carlos Garcia & Jorge Restrepo & Scott Roger, 2009. "Hybrid Inflation Targeting Regimes," IMF Working Papers 09/234, International Monetary Fund.
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