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Growth cycles in Latin America and developed countries

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  • Adriana Moreira Amado

    (UnB)

  • Marco Flávio da Cunha Resende

    (Cedeplar-UFMG)

  • Frederico G. Jayme Jr.

    (Cedeplar-UFMG)

Abstract

The Minskyan approach to financial instability and its effects on the real economy have recently been revived in order to explain the exchange rate crises undergone by the so-called emergent economies. Economies of this type are characterized by repeated scarcity of foreign currency, which can be explained by using Neo-Schumpeterian theory. Based on the Minskyan approach and on the Neo-Schumpeterian literature, this study seeks to demonstrate that there is a cyclic recurrence of exchange rate crises in Latin-American (peripheral) economies. By using data on international liquidity, the balance of payments and the increase in production in the G7 economies and in thirteen Latin-American economies, it was found that the Latin-American economies mirror the cycles of international liquidity.

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Paper provided by Cedeplar, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais in its series Textos para Discussão Cedeplar-UFMG with number td327.

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Length: 24 pages
Date of creation: Mar 2008
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