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Central Banks’ Dilemma: Reserve Accumulation, Inflation and Financial Instability

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Central banks’ international reserves have increased significantly in the recent past. While this accumulation has been widely perceived as precautionary savings to prevent financial crises, rising reserves might also endanger monetary and financial stability. This paper sheds new light on the implications for financial stability and assesses the consequences for monetary policy on theoretical and empirical grounds. Our estimation results show that the accumulation of reserves raises the inflation rate, both on the global and the individual-country level.

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Paper provided by Institute of Empirical Economic Research in its series Working Papers with number 84.

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Date of creation: 20 Sep 2010
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Handle: RePEc:iee:wpaper:wp0084

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Keywords: International Reserves; Inflation; Panel Data Analysis;

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