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A Generic Model of Financial Repression

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  • Rangan Gupta

    (University of Connecticut and University of Pretoria)

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The paper develops a growth model in an overlapping generations framework of a financially repressed small open economy, and analyzes the effects of financial liberalization. The following observations are made: An increase (decrease) of interest rate (reserve requirements) reduces (increases) the steady-state stock of capital and the trade balance, but improves (deteriorates) the level of foreign exchange reserves. However, financial liberalization, in any form, is always welfare-improving. The paper, thus, advocates financial liberalization policies to be oriented towards reduction of reserve requirements rather than interest rate deregulation, if foreign reserve holding is not in a critical position.

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Paper provided by University of Connecticut, Department of Economics in its series Working papers with number 2005-20.

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Length: 20 pages
Date of creation: Jun 2005
Date of revision: Jul 2005
Handle: RePEc:uct:uconnp:2005-20

Note: This is the first chapter of my dissertation at the University of Connecticut. I am particularly grateful to my major advisor Christian Zimmermann for many helpful comments and discussions. All remaining errors are mine.
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Keywords: Financial Repression; Capital Stock and Investment; Unofficial Financial Markets.;

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  1. Rangan Gupta, 2005. "Costly State Monitoring and Reserve Requirements," Annals of Economics and Finance, Society for AEF, vol. 6(2), pages 263-288, November.

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