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Policy Responses to the Global Financial Crisis: What Did Emerging Economies Do Differently?

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  • Ceballos, Francisco

    (World Bank)

  • Didier, Tatiana

    (World Bank)

  • Hevia, Constantino

    (World Bank)

  • Schmukler, Sergio

    (World Bank)

Abstract

In contrast to the past, many emerging countries faced the global financial crisis of 2008-2009 with more solid financial positions and the required credibility and capacity to conduct countercyclical policies. This allowed them to better cope with the global downturn and thus behave more similarly to developed countries. This paper documents the policy responses and discusses other factors that allowed emerging countries to partially absorb the negative external shock. In particular, it characterizes (i) monetary and exchange rate policies, (ii) fiscal policy, and (iii) external and domestic financial positions.

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Paper provided by Banco Central de Reserva del Perú in its series Working Papers with number 2013-002.

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Date of creation: Jan 2013
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Handle: RePEc:rbp:wpaper:2013-002

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Keywords: financial crisis; policy cyclicality; fiscal policy; monetary policy;

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  1. Didier, Tatiana & Hevia, Constantino & Schmukler, Sergio L., 2011. "How resilient and countercyclical were emerging economies to the global financial crisis ?," Policy Research Working Paper Series 5637, The World Bank.
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