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Effects of U.S. Quantitative Easing on Latin American Economies

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  • César Carrera

    (Central Reserve Bank of Peru)

  • Fernando Pérez Forero

    (Central Reserve Bank of Peru)

  • Nelson Ramírez-Rondán

    (Central Reserve Bank of Peru)

Abstract

Emerging economies have been largely affected by the Fed's quantitative easing (QE) policies. This paper assesses the impact of these measures in terms of key macroeconomic variables for four small open economies in Latin America: Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru. We identify a QE policy shock in a structural VAR with block exogeneity (à la Zha, 1999), and we impose a mixture of zero and sign restrictions (à la Arias et al., 2014). Overall, we find that this QE policy shock has significant effects on financial variables such as aggregate credit and the exchange rate. These effects are larger than the ones produced on output and prices.

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  • César Carrera & Fernando Pérez Forero & Nelson Ramírez-Rondán, 2015. "Effects of U.S. Quantitative Easing on Latin American Economies," Working Papers 2015-35, Peruvian Economic Association.
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    1. Kristina Bluwstein & Fabio Canova, 2016. "Beggar-Thy-Neighbor? The International Effects of ECB Unconventional Monetary Policy Measures," International Journal of Central Banking, International Journal of Central Banking, vol. 12(3), pages 69-120, September.

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    Keywords

    Quantitative Easing; Structural Vector Autoregressions; Sign and Zero Restrictions;

    JEL classification:

    • E43 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Interest Rates: Determination, Term Structure, and Effects
    • E51 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Money Supply; Credit; Money Multipliers
    • E52 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Monetary Policy
    • E58 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Central Banks and Their Policies

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