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The Determinants of International Reserves in the Emerging Countries: a Non-Linear Approach

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  • Delatte, Anne-Laure
  • Fouquau, Julien

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In this paper we adopt a non linear approach to examine the dynamics of the international reserves holdings by the emerging economies. To do so, we estimate the demand for international reserves with a panel smooth transition model, that loosens two restricting hypotheses, homogeneity and time-stability. We find evidence for the presence of a non linear behavior in the demand for international reserves, a result that is new to the literature. The coefficients are found to change smoothly, as a function of two threshold variables- out of seven candidates tested in total. Our specification accounts for the acceleration of foreign exchange reserves accumulation that the linear specifications fail to explain.

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  • Delatte, Anne-Laure & Fouquau, Julien, 2009. "The Determinants of International Reserves in the Emerging Countries: a Non-Linear Approach," MPRA Paper 16311, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    International Reserves; Precautionary Demand; Mercantilist; Global Imbalances; Panel Smooth Threshold Regression Models.;
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    JEL classification:

    • E58 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Central Banks and Their Policies
    • C23 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models
    • F41 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Open Economy Macroeconomics
    • F31 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Foreign Exchange

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