Can Emerging Market Central Banks Bail Out Banks? A+L4848 Cautionary Tale From Latin America

Author/Editor:

Luis I. Jacome H. ; Tahsin Saadi Sedik ; Simon Townsend

Publication Date:

November 1, 2011

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This paper investigates whether developing and emerging market countries can implement monetary policies similar to those used by advanced countries during the recent global crisis - injecting significant amounts of money into the financial system without facing major short-run adverse macroeconomic repercussions. Using panel data techniques, the paper analyzes episodes of financial turmoil in 16 Latin America during 1995-2007. The results show that developing and emerging market countries should be cautious because injecting money on a large scale into the financial system may fuel further macroeconomic instability, increasing the chances of simultaneous currency crises.

Series:

Working Paper No. 11/258

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

November 1, 2011

ISBN/ISSN:

9781463923976/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA2011258

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

30

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