Monetary and Exchange Rate Policies in Colombia: Progress and Challenges

 
Author/Editor: Clavijo, Sergio
 
Publication Date: September 01, 2004
 
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Summary: This paper focuses on monetary and exchange rate policies in Colombia, with particular emphasis on the period 1999-2002, when flotation of the peso and inflation targeting were adopted. We argue, first, in favor of adopting "operational inflation target ranges" and, second, in favor of strengthening the current scheme of foreign exchange options. The impact of reductions in the reference rates of the Central Bank of Colombia is also assessed. We find that a lower central bank policy interest rate is likely to affect demand only if mortgage refinancing takes place. We present preliminary estimates of Taylor rules in an openeconomy framework for Colombia.
 
Series: Working Paper No. 04/166
Subject(s): Monetary policy | Colombia | Exchange rate policy | Central bank role

Author's Keyword(s): Monetary policies | Exchange rate policies | Colombia
 
English
Publication Date: September 01, 2004
ISBN/ISSN: 1934-7073 Format: Paper
Stock No: WPIEA1662004 Pages: 27
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