International Monetary Fund Resources and Contagion Mechanisms: A Hypothesis
This paper examines analytically the possibility that, due to the limitedness of its resources, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) could spread financial crises rather than preventing them, thus developing into a contagion channel. The model we build, based on the most recent global-games literature, allows us to show that this risk is sensible from a theoretical point of view. We conclude that the IMF, when planning its interventions, should take into account this kind of contagion it contributes in creating. Some policy implications are derived.
Volume (Year): 95 (2005)
Issue (Month): 6 (November-December)
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