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Financial Liberalization and Inflationary Dynamics in the Context of a Small Open Economy

  • Rangan Gupta

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    (Department of Economics, University of Pretoria)

The paper develops a short-run model of a small open financially repressed economy characterized by unorganized money markets, intermediate good imports, capital mobility and flexible exchange rates. The analysis shows that financial liberalization, in the form of increased rate of interest on deposits and tight monetary policy causes deflation for an economy with high degree of capital mobility. However, for economies with low degree of capital mobility, the possibility of stagflation cannot be ruled out. The paper recommends financial liberalization in the form of lower reserve requirements for economies with restricted transactions in the capital account.

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Paper provided by University of Pretoria, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 200506.

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Length: 25 pages
Date of creation: Oct 2005
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Handle: RePEc:pre:wpaper:200506
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  1. Van Wijnbergen, Sweder, 1986. "Exchange rate management and stabilization policies in developing countries," Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier, vol. 23(2), pages 227-247, October.
  2. Van Wijnbergen, S., 1983. "Interest rate management in LDC's," Journal of Monetary Economics, Elsevier, vol. 12(3), pages 433-452, September.
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  4. Ranjanendra Narayan Nag, 2000. "Stabilization Dynamics and Non Bank Financial Intermediaries," Indian Economic Review, Department of Economics, Delhi School of Economics, vol. 35(2), pages 193-209, July.
  5. van Wijnbergen, S., 1982. "Stagflationary effects of monetary stabilization policies : A quantitative analysis of South Korea," Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier, vol. 10(2), pages 133-169, April.
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