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International reserves, growth and effective demand

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  • Peter Kriesler

    () (School of Economics, The University of New South Wales)

  • Moritz Cruz

    () (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México)

Abstract

During the last decade, developing (and some developed) economies have accumulated large amounts of international reserves, mainly for precautionary reasons. This phenomenon has been coupled with moderate economic growth. The resources being amassed largely overwhelm protective needs, there is an excess of resources that is being wasted, and which could be utilised for alternative productive projects, namely to promote growth. If insufficient aggregate demand can largely explain low growth, it is clear that this excess of international reserves can be used to stimulate aggregate demand. This paper argues that the excess of international reserves represents a potential source to boost growth.

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  • Peter Kriesler & Moritz Cruz, 2008. "International reserves, growth and effective demand," Discussion Papers 2008-16, School of Economics, The University of New South Wales.
  • Handle: RePEc:swe:wpaper:2008-16
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    1. Ionuţ JIANU & Laura-Mădălina PÎRȘCOVEANU & Maria-Daniela TUDORACHE, 2017. "The impact of financial risks on economic growth in EU-15," Theoretical and Applied Economics, Asociatia Generala a Economistilor din Romania - AGER, vol. 0(1(610), S), pages 23-44, Spring.
    2. Ionuţ JIANU & Laura-Mădălina PÎRȘCOVEANU & Maria-Daniela TUDORACHE, 2017. "The impact of financial risks on economic growth in EU-15," Theoretical and Applied Economics, Asociatia Generala a Economistilor din Romania - AGER, vol. 0(1(610), S), pages 23-44, Spring.

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    Keywords

    international reserves; aggregate demand; economic growth;

    JEL classification:

    • F30 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - General
    • F40 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - General
    • O11 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development
    • O19 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - International Linkages to Development; Role of International Organizations

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