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Reserve Adequacy Explains Emerging-Market Sensitivity to U.S. Monetary Policy


  • Dan Crowley
  • J. Scott Davis
  • Michael Morris


Emerging economies that borrow in U.S. dollars are sensitive to U.S. monetary policy due to changing exchange rates. However, the marginal effect of this sensitivity is determined by the relative amount of U.S. dollars held in reserve.

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  • Dan Crowley & J. Scott Davis & Michael Morris, 2018. "Reserve Adequacy Explains Emerging-Market Sensitivity to U.S. Monetary Policy," Economic Letter, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, vol. 13(9), pages 1-4, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:fip:feddel:00064

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    1. Sona Benecka & Lubos Komarek, 2019. "International reserves as a mirror of external effects and macroeconomic policies," Occasional Publications - Chapters in Edited Volumes, in: CNB Global Economic Outlook - April 2019, pages 15-22, Czech National Bank.
    2. Yavuz Arslan & Carlos CantĂș, 2019. "The size of foreign exchange reserves," BIS Papers chapters, in: Bank for International Settlements (ed.), Reserve management and FX intervention, volume 104, pages 1-23, Bank for International Settlements.

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