The Impact of Monetary Policyon the Bilateral Exchange Rate : Chile Versus the United States

Author/Editor:

Jeronimo Zettelmeyer

Publication Date:

April 1, 2003

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Summary:

This paper examines the reaction of the bilateral Ch$/US$ exchange rate to monetary policy actions in Chile and the United States. The approach is to regress the change in the exchange rate following a policy announcement on changes in market interest rates in response to the same announcement. U.S. monetary policy actions that raise the three-month treasury bill rate by 1 percentage point lead to depreciations of the Chilean peso by about 1.5 to 2 percent. The exchange rate also reacts to monetary policy actions in Chile, but the response appears to be smaller, and cannot be estimated with much precision on the available sample.

Series:

Working Paper No. 03/71

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

April 1, 2003

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451849264/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA0712003

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

23

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