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U.S. Unconventional Monetary Policy and Transmission to Emerging Market Economies

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  • Juan M. Londono
  • David Bowman
  • Horacio Sapriza

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We investigate the effects of U.S. unconventional monetary policies on sovereign yields, foreign exchange rates, and stock prices in emerging market economies (EMEs), and we analyze how these effects depend on country-specifc characteristics. We find that, although EME asset prices, mainly those of sovereign bonds, responded strongly to unconventional monetary policy announcements, these responses were not outsized with respect to a model that takes into account each country's time-varying vulnerability to U.S. interest rates affected by monetary policy shocks.

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  • Juan M. Londono & David Bowman & Horacio Sapriza, 2014. "U.S. Unconventional Monetary Policy and Transmission to Emerging Market Economies," International Finance Discussion Papers 1109, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.), revised 23 Jun 2014.
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    Keywords

    emerging markets; Federal Reserve; large-scale asset purchase program; Unconventional monetary policy; quantitative easing;

    JEL classification:

    • F42 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - International Policy Coordination and Transmission
    • G15 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - International Financial Markets
    • 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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