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Un Fondo de Reservas Regional para América Latina
[A Regional Reserve Fund for Latin America]

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  • Titelman, Daniel
  • Vera, Cecilia
  • Carvallo, Pablo
  • Perez Caldentey, Esteban

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This paper analyzes the feasibility, implications and challenges of expanding the current Latin American Reserve Fund (FLAR) to include five other countries: Argentina, Brasil, Chile, México and Paraguay. The paper argues that regional reserve funds should not be conceived as a unique line of defense to confront Balance of Payments difficulties. They are an integral part of a wider set of financial instruments and support mechanisms. They contribute to fill an important gap in the international financial architecture by providing additional lines of defense within a multi-layered system of financial cooperation.

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  • Titelman, Daniel & Vera, Cecilia & Carvallo, Pablo & Perez Caldentey, Esteban, 2012. "Un Fondo de Reservas Regional para América Latina
    [A Regional Reserve Fund for Latin America]
    ," MPRA Paper 42614, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:42614
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    1. Agosin, Manuel R., 2001. "Fortalecimiento de la cooperación financiera regional," Revista CEPAL, Naciones Unidas Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe (CEPAL), April.
    2. Aizenman, Joshua & Edwards, Sebastian & Riera-Crichton, Daniel, 2012. "Adjustment patterns to commodity terms of trade shocks: The role of exchange rate and international reserves policies," Journal of International Money and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 31(8), pages 1990-2016.
    3. C. Randall Henning, 2011. "Coordinating Regional and Multilateral Financial Institutions," Working Paper Series WP11-9, Peterson Institute for International Economics.
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    Keywords

    Fondo de reservas; Amaerica Latina; FLAR;

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    • O1 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development
    • O16 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Financial Markets; Saving and Capital Investment; Corporate Finance and Governance

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