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Matching International Financial Shocks in Emerging Markets

  • Almira Buzaushina


  • Michael Brei

In the present paper, we develop a two-sector general equilibrium model of a small open economy to explore the transmission mechanisms of external financial shocks. In particular, we use a cash-in- advance model with limited participation augmented with a financial friction in the form of a fundamentals-related risk premium on external funds. The friction amplifies the effects of external financial shocks, especially when the economy is highly indebted in foreign currency. For a set of Latin American economies, the theoretical model is calibrated to match the empirical impulse responses of output, investment, trade balance, and domestic credits in response to an adverse shock to the country risk premium. In addition, we analyze the role of monetary policy during the financial crisis.

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Paper provided by University of Bonn, Germany in its series Bonn Econ Discussion Papers with number bgse2_2009.

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Date of creation: Jan 2009
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Handle: RePEc:bon:bonedp:bgse2_2009
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