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Capital Account Liberalization and the Real Exchange Rate in Chile

Abstract
After the failure of the early 1980s, a second attempt at capital account liberalization was gradually carried out in Chile during the 1990s, this time in parallel with increased exchange rate flexibility. Capital account regulations were applied to support the independent monetary policy committed to the inflation target, while the exchange rate was quasi-pegged within a band that targeted the real exchange rate (RER). Still, the policy framework directed at stabilizing the RER appears to have been of limited effectiveness, with the surges and sudden-stops in capital flows playing an important role in RER dynamics. Foreign exchange market intervention appears not to have affected the RER while reserve requirement appears to have exerted a depreciating effect. Government spending and import tariffs, appear to be significant tools to moderate the real appreciation thus providing one additional reason for adopting a countercyclical fiscal policy and accelerating trade openness
Table Of Contents
""Contents""; ""I. Introduction""; ""II. External Financing Shocks and Macroeconomic Policy""; ""A. The Crawling Exchange Rate Band and Inflation Targeting""; ""B. Foreign Exchange and Capital Account Regulations""; ""C. Policy Responses to Surges and Sudden Stops""; ""D. Conditions to Liberalize and Float""; ""III. An Empirical Approach to Real Exchange Rate Dynamics""; ""A. Arbitrage and Real Exchange Rate""; ""B. Real Exchange Rate (RER) as a Relative Price""; ""C. Policy Effectiveness and the RER""; ""IV. Conclusions and Policy Lessons""
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Physical Description
1 online resource (37 p.)
Specific Material Designation
remote
Form Of Item
online
Isbn
9781462392209

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