Policy Responses to External Shocks: The Experiences of Australia, Brazil, and Chile
In: External Vulnerability and Preventive Policies
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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