Refinance Instruments : Lessons From their Use in Some Industrialized Countries

Author/Editor:

Bernard J Laurens

Publication Date:

May 1, 1994

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Summary:

Many central banks around the world are gradually shifting from a system of direct controls towards the implementation of monetary policy through market-oriented instruments, including refinance facilities. This paper reviews the use of refinance instruments in a sample of industrialized countries, and discusses how central banks use them to influence short-term interest rates and to manage banks’ reserves. Some lessons are suggested for their implementation in developing countries or economies in transition.

Series:

Working Paper No. 94/51

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

May 1, 1994

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451847048/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA0511994

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

32

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