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Global Liquidity

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  • Akito Matsumoto

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What is global liquidity and how does it affect an economy? The paper addresses that question by looking at liquidity from two different perspectives: global liquidity as availability of funds in safe and risky asset markets. This distinction between safe and risky asset markets is important due to market segmentation, which called for unconventional monetary policy to restore a function of risky asset markets. To analyze the effect of global liquidity, I construct proxy variables and then asses how they affect an emerging economy whose interest rate is affected by a world risk-free rate and a risk premium. Using the data from four major Latin American countries, I find that these two aspects of global liquidity have similar effects on economic performance in emerging market economies except for their effect on inflation.

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Paper provided by International Monetary Fund in its series IMF Working Papers with number 11/136.

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Length: 36
Date of creation: 01 Jun 2011
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Handle: RePEc:imf:imfwpa:11/136

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Keywords: Risk premium; Latin America; Economic models; Emerging markets; External shocks; Financial risk; global liquidity; exchange rates; domestic currency; central banks; central bank; liquidity variables; capital markets; domestic growth; sovereign bonds; reserve currencies; liquidity variable; international liquidity; international finance; currency risk; liquidity injection; financial intermediation; external financing; current account;

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Cited by:
  1. Carrière-Swallow, Yan & Céspedes, Luis Felipe, 2013. "The impact of uncertainty shocks in emerging economies," Journal of International Economics, Elsevier, vol. 90(2), pages 316-325.
  2. Ansgar Belke & Ingo Bordon & Ulrich Volz, 2012. "Effects of Global Liquidity on Commodity and Food Prices," Ruhr Economic Papers 0323, Rheinisch-Westfälisches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Universität Dortmund, Universität Duisburg-Essen.
  3. Diego Bastourre & Jorge Carrera & Javier Ibarlucia & Mariano Sardi, 2012. "Common Drivers in Emerging Market Spreads and Commodity Prices," BCRA Working Paper Series 201257, Central Bank of Argentina, Economic Research Department.

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