Pick Your Poison : The Exchange Rate Regime and Capital Account Volatility in Emerging Markets

Author/Editor:

Shigeru Iwata ; Evan C Tanner

Publication Date:

May 1, 2003

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

We characterize a country's exchange rate regime by how its central bank channels a capital account shock across three variables: exchange depreciation, interest rates, and international reserve flows. Structural vector autoregression estimates for Brazil, Mexico, and Turkey reveal such responses, both contemporaneously and over time. Capital account shocks are further shown to affect output growth and inflation. The nature and magnitude of these effects may depend on the exchange rate regime.

Series:

Working Paper No. 03/92

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

May 1, 2003

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451851618/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA0922003

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

28

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