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Financial De-Dollarization: Is It for Real?

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  • Alain Ize
  • Eduardo Levy Yeyati

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De facto (unofficial) dollarization, defined as the holding by residents of assets and liabilities denominated in a foreign currency, is a policy concern in an increasing number of developing economies. This paper addresses the dollarization debate from this perspective, with the goal of setting the stage for a more detailed and focused discussion of whether de-dollarization should be a policy objective and, if so, how best to pursue this objective. We review existing theories of de facto dollarization and the extent to which they are supported by the available evidence, presents the main strategies for reform, and proposes a list of policy recommendations.

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Paper provided by Universidad Torcuato Di Tella in its series Business School Working Papers with number isitforreal.

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Length: 31 pages
Date of creation: 2005
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Handle: RePEc:udt:wpbsdt:isitforreal

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  1. Carlos Eduardo León Rincón & Alejandro Reveiz Herault, 2008. "La dolarización financiera:Experiencia internacional y perspectivas para Colombia," BORRADORES DE ECONOMIA 004510, BANCO DE LA REPÚBLICA.
  2. Barry Eichengreen, 2010. "The Breakup of the Euro Area," NBER Chapters, in: Europe and the Euro, pages 11-51 National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  3. García-Escribano, Mercedes, 2011. "Factores que impulsan la desdolarización en el Perú," Revista Estudios Económicos, Banco Central de Reserva del Perú, issue 21, pages 23-40.
  4. Pelin Berkmen & Eduardo A. Cavallo, 2007. "Exchange Rate Policy and Liability Dollarization," IMF Working Papers 07/33, International Monetary Fund.
  5. Nombulelo Duma, 2011. "Dollarization in Cambodia," IMF Working Papers 11/49, International Monetary Fund.
  6. Luis Carranza & José Enrique Galdón Sánchez & Javier Gómez Biscarri, . "The relationship between investment and large exchange rate depreciations in dollarized economies," Faculty Working Papers 01/08, School of Economics and Business Administration, University of Navarra.
  7. Mercedes Garcia-Escribano & Sebastian Sosa, 2011. "What is Driving Financial De-Dollarization in Latin America?," IMF Working Papers 11/10, International Monetary Fund.

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