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Monetary Policies for an MDG-Related Scaling up of ODA to Combat HIV/AIDS:Avoiding Dutch Disease Versus Supporting Fiscal Expansion

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  • Matías Vernengo

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    (Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of Utah)

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This Conference Paper by Matias Vernengo was presented at the ?Global Conference on Gearing Macroeconomic Policies to Reverse the HIV/AIDS Epidemic?, jointly organized by UNDP?s HIV/AIDS Group and IPC and held in Brasilia, November 2006. It is part of an IPC-supported Research Programme on ?Macroeconomic Policies to Combat HIV/AIDS?. The paper maintains that the monetary policies best suited to manage the macroeconomic effects of an MDG-related scaling up of HIV/AIDS financing are those that support the needed expansion of public spending - namely, monetary policies that maintain low rates of interest, increase overall liquidity in the economy and try to achieve a relatively depreciated currency.

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Paper provided by International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth in its series Conference Paper with number 2.

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Length: 22
Date of creation: Mar 2007
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Publication status: Published by UNDP - International Poverty Centre, March 2007, pages 1-22
Handle: RePEc:ipc:cpaper:2

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Keywords: Poverty; MDG; HIV/AIDS; Monetary Policies;

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