Exchange Rate Policy and Liability Dollarization : An Empirical Study

Author/Editor:

Eduardo A. Cavallo ; Pelin Berkmen

Publication Date:

February 1, 2007

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

The paper identifies the contemporaneous relationship between exchange rate policy and liability dollarization using three different definitions of dollarization. The presence of endogeneity makes the empirical identification elusive. We use identification through heteroskedasticity to solve the endogeneity problem in the present context (Rigobon, 2003). While we find that countries with high liability dollarization (external, public, or financial) tend to be more actively involved in exchange rate stabilization operations, we do not find evidence that floating, by itself, promotes de-dollarization.

Series:

Working Paper No. 07/33

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

February 1, 2007

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451865974/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA2007033

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

47

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