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Uncovering Central Bank Monetary Policy Objectives: Going Beyond Fear of Floating

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  • Eduardo Moron

    (Universidad del Pacifico)

  • Juan F. Castro

    (Universidad del Pacifico)

Abstract

Highly volatile exchange rates don't come cheap in economies with large liability dollarization ratios. Therefore, central banks do not follow a unique objective of price stability but its preferences include an implicit exchange rate objective. This gives us reasons to believe that the Peruvian exchange rate could be characterized as a phony floater. From an mlogit framework and a monetary policy reaction function, we found evidence suggesting an implicit defense on the level of the exchange rate. Going beyond the argument of fear of floating as a key explanation for this, we explore the reasons behind the fear and the need of following certain objectives in liability-dollarized economies.

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  • Eduardo Moron & Juan F. Castro, 2002. "Uncovering Central Bank Monetary Policy Objectives: Going Beyond Fear of Floating," Macroeconomics 0205002, EconWPA.
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    1. Rossini Miñán, Renzo, 2001. "Aspectos de la adopción de un régimen de metas de inflación en el Perú," Revista Estudios Económicos, Banco Central de Reserva del Perú, issue 7.
    2. Luis F. Cernadas & E. René Aldazosa, 2011. "Estimación de una función de reacción para la política monetaria en Bolivia," Monetaria, Centro de Estudios Monetarios Latinoamericanos, vol. 0(1), pages 1-36, enero-mar.
    3. Juan F. Castro, 2004. "On the Reasons Behind Fear of Floating: Pass-through Effects vs. Contractionary Depreciations," Econometric Society 2004 Latin American Meetings 268, Econometric Society.
    4. Graciela L. Kaminsky & Carmen M. Reinhart & Carlos A. Végh, 2005. "When It Rains, It Pours: Procyclical Capital Flows and Macroeconomic Policies," NBER Chapters,in: NBER Macroeconomics Annual 2004, Volume 19, pages 11-82 National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    5. Berg, Andrew & Borensztein, Eduardo & Mauro, Paolo, 2002. "An evaluation of monetary regime options for Latin America," The North American Journal of Economics and Finance, Elsevier, pages 213-235.
    6. Amartya Lahiri & Carlos A. Végh, 2002. "Living with the Fear of Floating: An Optimal Policy Perspective," NBER Chapters,in: Preventing Currency Crises in Emerging Markets, pages 663-704 National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    7. Hanen Gharbi, 2005. "La gestion des taux de change dans les pays émergents. La leçon des expériences récentes," Revue de l'OFCE, Presses de Sciences-Po, vol. 95(4), pages 279-326.
    8. Morón, Eduardo & Winkelried, Diego, 2002. "Reglas de política monetaria para economías financieramente vulnerables," Revista Estudios Económicos, Banco Central de Reserva del Perú, issue 8, pages 49-76.

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    Keywords

    Dollarization; liability dollarization; floating exchange rates; central bank preferences; multinomial logit; reaction function; GMM; monetary policy; Peru;

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    • E52 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Monetary Policy

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