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Financial Flows and the International Monetary System

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  • Evgenia Passari
  • Hélène Rey

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We review the findings of the literature on the benefits of international financial flows and find that they are quantitatively elusive. We then present evidence on the existence of a global cycle in gross cross border flows, asset prices and leverage and discuss its impact on monetary policy autonomy across different exchange rate regimes. We focus in particular on the effect of US monetary policy shocks on the UK's financial conditions.

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  • Evgenia Passari & Hélène Rey, 2015. "Financial Flows and the International Monetary System," NBER Working Papers 21172, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  • Handle: RePEc:nbr:nberwo:21172
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    • E5 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit
    • F3 - International Economics - - International Finance

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