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De bancos centrales, juntas monetarias y dolarización
[On central banks, currency boards and dollarization]

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  • Ferro, Gustavo

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The objective of this article is to present in a systematic war elements to debate the persistence of the option for central banks, against its replacement by currency boards or by a foreign currency in unstable environments. Both, currency boards or "dollarization" could be desirable since the point of view of stability and growth with respect to a traditional central bank agreement. But they entail a loss of degrees of freedom before crisis and they are not time consistent.

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  • Ferro, Gustavo, 2001. "De bancos centrales, juntas monetarias y dolarización
    [On central banks, currency boards and dollarization]
    ," MPRA Paper 15354, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:15354
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    Keywords

    banco central; junta monetaria; dolarización;

    JEL classification:

    • E42 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Monetary Sytsems; Standards; Regimes; Government and the Monetary System
    • 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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