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Monetary policy and excess liquidity: the case of Guyana

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  • Khemraj, Tarron

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This paper examines the monetary policy framework of Guyana. Guyana’s monetary Policy is motivated by the IMF’s financial programming model. The quantity of excess reserves in the banking system is seen as critical in determining bank credit and ultimately the external balance and inflationary pressures. Therefore, the central bank is always willing to mop up excess liquidity by selling Treasury bills. The paper examines the potential sources of persistent excess reserves. It then tests using the VAR methodology whether excess reserves exert the postulated effect on the price level and exchange rate.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 53126.

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Date of creation: May 2007
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Publication status: Published in Social and Economic Studies 3.56(2007): pp. 101-127
Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:53126

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Keywords: excess liquidity; financial programming; monetary policy; Guyana;

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  1. Primus, Keyra, 2013. "Excess Reserves, Monetary Policy and Financial Volatility," MPRA Paper 51670, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  2. Khemraj, Tarron, 2007. "The missing link: the finance-growth nexus and the Guyanese growth stagnation," MPRA Paper 16342, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  3. Anderson-Reid, Karen, 2011. "Excess reserves in Jamaican Commercial Banks: The implications for Monetary Policy," MPRA Paper 43663, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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