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Policy Responses to External Shocks: The Experiences of Australia, Brazil, and Chile

In: External Vulnerability and Preventive Policies

  • Luis Felipe Céspedes

    (Banco Central de Chile)

  • Ilan Goldfajn

    (Banco Central do Brasil)

  • Phil Lowe

    (Reserve Bank of Australia)

  • Rodrigo O. Valdés

    (International Monetary Fund)

Open economies, particularly emerging markets and commodity-intensive economies, deal with large external shocks. Interestingly enough, policy reactions and policy set-ups may dampen or amplify the consequences of these shocks, affecting the magnitude of the shock. This paper revisits the recent experience of policy frameworks and reactions in three countries: Australia, Brazil and Chile. In particular, we analyse and evaluate alternative policy set-ups and policy reactions to the Asian crisis in the period 1997-98, and to the lower world growth and higher risk aversion in 2001-2002.

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This chapter was published in: Ricardo Caballero & César Calderón & Luis Felipe Céspedes & Norman Loayza (Series Editor) & Klaus Schmidt-Hebbel (Series Editor) (ed.) External Vulnerability and Preventive Policies, , chapter 5, pages 109-170, 2006.
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