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Analyzing Balance Sheet Vulnerabilities in a Dollarized Economy :, The Case of Georgia, Andreas Billmeier, Johan Mathisen

Abstract
Balance-sheet analysis (BSA) complements traditional flow-oriented macroeconomic analysis by gauging mismatches in aggregate and sectoral balance sheets of an economy. Enabled by recent progress in data availability, this paper applies BSA to Georgia, focusing on currency mismatches. In reviewing developments over the last five years, the paper finds that the still-high level of dollarization continues to create financial vulnerabilities, but that the overall level of currency mismatch has fallen and that liquidity problems are unlikely, in part owing to a strengthening of sectoral buffers, hedges, and insurance against shocks. Policy recommendations include accumulating reserves, strengthening securities markets, enhancing banking supervision, and maintaining a flexible exchange rate
Table Of Contents
""Contents""; ""I. INTRODUCTION""; ""II. BACKGROUND""; ""III. ANALYTICAL FRAMEWORK, KEY CONCEPTS, AND DATA""; ""IV. FOREIGN CURRENCY MISMATCHES IN GEORGIA ""; ""V. ADDRESSING BALANCE-SHEET VULNERABILITIES IN GEORGIA""; ""VI. CONCLUSIONS AND POLICY IMPLICATIONS""; ""REFERENCES""
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Note
"July 2006"
Physical Description
1 online resource (29 p.)
Specific Material Designation
remote
Form Of Item
online
Isbn
9781283517485

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