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Accumulating Foreign Reserves Under Floating Exchange Rates

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  • Fernando M. Gonçalves
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    Official accumulation of foreign reserves may be perceived as interventions to influence the exchange rate, undermining the credibility of floating exchange rates and inflation targets. This paper develops a theoretical framework to study the interaction between reserve accumulation and monetary policy. The model uncovers a trade-off between the speed of reserve accumulation and anti-inflationary credibility. Under reasonable assumptions, delegation of intervention and monetary policy decisions to separate government agencies allows faster reserve accumulation, while centralization of these decisions results in a more stable economy. The analysis underscores the importance of rather overlooked institutional features of policymaking in open economies.

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    Paper provided by International Monetary Fund in its series IMF Working Papers with number 08/96.

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    Length: 41
    Date of creation: 01 Apr 2008
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    Handle: RePEc:imf:imfwpa:08/96

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    Keywords: Monetary policy; Inflation targeting; Financial stability; inflation; monetary authority; inflation rate; foreign exchange; inflation target; monetary economics; central bank; macroeconomic stability; monetary policy decisions; foreign currency; actual inflation; monetary fund; money supply; inflation stabilization; inflationary expectations; inflation rates; rational expectations; real money; open market operations; high inflation; monetary models; money demand; low inflation;

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