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Optimal Exchange Rate Stabilization in a Dollarized Economy with Inflation Targets

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  • Nicoletta Batini

    (International Monetary Fund)

  • Joseph Pearlman

    (London Metropolitan University)

  • Paul Levine

    (University of Surrey)

Abstract

We build a small open-economy model with partial financial dollarization--households hold wealth in domestic currency and a foreign currency; firms also have a balance sheet mismatch as in Gertler, Gilchrist and Natalucci (2001). The degree of dollarization is endogenous to the extent of exchange rate stabilization by the central bank. We identify the optimal monetary policy response and assess the optimal degree of exchange rate stabilization in this set up, drawing policy implications for countries that target inflation in economies of this kind

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  • Nicoletta Batini & Joseph Pearlman & Paul Levine, 2006. "Optimal Exchange Rate Stabilization in a Dollarized Economy with Inflation Targets," Computing in Economics and Finance 2006 148, Society for Computational Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:sce:scecfa:148
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    1. Horacio A. Aguirre, 2011. "On the “Science” of Monetary Policy: Methodological Notes," Ensayos Económicos, Central Bank of Argentina, Economic Research Department, vol. 1(64), pages 83-115, October -.
    2. Paul Castillo & Carlos Montoro & Vicente Tuesta, 2013. "An Estimated Stochastic General Equilibrium Model with Partial Dollarization: A Bayesian Approach," Open Economies Review, Springer, vol. 24(2), pages 217-265, April.
    3. Salas, Jorge, 2011. "Estimación bayesiana de unmodelo de pequeña economía abierta con dolarización parcial," Revista Estudios Económicos, Banco Central de Reserva del Perú, issue 22, pages 41-62.
    4. Javier García-Cicco, 2008. "Recent Developments in Monetary Policy Analysis for Emerging Countries," Ensayos Económicos, Central Bank of Argentina, Economic Research Department, vol. 1(51), pages 123-142, April - S.
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    6. Carranza, Luis & Galdon-Sanchez, Jose E. & Gomez-Biscarri, Javier, 2009. "Exchange rate and inflation dynamics in dollarized economies," Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier, vol. 89(1), pages 98-108, May.
    7. Felices Guillermo & Tuesta Vicente, 2007. "Monetary Policy in Dual Currency Environment," Working Papers 2007-006, Banco Central de Reserva del Perú.
    8. Javier García-Cicco, 2010. "Estimating Models for Monetary Policy Analysis in Emerging Countries," Working Papers Central Bank of Chile 561, Central Bank of Chile.
    9. Nelson R. Ramírez-Rondán, 2016. "Balance Sheet and Currency Mismatch: Evidence for Peruvian Firms," Working Papers 2016-85, Peruvian Economic Association.

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    Keywords

    dollarization; exchange rate; monetary policy;

    JEL classification:

    • E3 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles
    • E5 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit

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