Monetary Policy and Macroeconomic Stabilization in Latin America / Edition 1

Monetary Policy and Macroeconomic Stabilization in Latin America / Edition 1

by Rolf J. Langhammer
     
 

The book focuses on the recent experience of Latin America economies with designing, announcing, and implementing monetary policies with different internal and external anchors. Given the often dismal track record of monetary stabilization in Latin America, it deals primarily with the conditions of the economies such as their exposure to real exogenous shocks, high

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The book focuses on the recent experience of Latin America economies with designing, announcing, and implementing monetary policies with different internal and external anchors. Given the often dismal track record of monetary stabilization in Latin America, it deals primarily with the conditions of the economies such as their exposure to real exogenous shocks, high dollarization, regulated and segmented labor markets, lack of reputation of past policies and monetary institutions, and turbulences from deep financial and currency crises. Lessons from European monetary integration are taken into consideration as well as regimes between the extremes of full exchange rate flexibility and fixed exchange rates applied in other emerging markets. Finally, the role which regional integration in Latin America can play to reduce the extent of asymmetric shocks is discussed as a companion piece to joint efforts to fight monetary instability.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783540255833
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
09/01/2005
Edition description:
2005
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
9.21(w) x 6.14(h) x 0.63(d)

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Table of Contents

Reducing Inflation through Inflation Targeting: The Mexican Experience.- Comment on Manuel Ramos-Francia and Alberto Torres.- How Has NAFTA Affected the Mexican Economy? Review and Evidence.- Comment on M.A. Kose, G.M. Meredith, and C.M. Towe.- Argentina: Monetary Policy by Default.- Comment on George T. McCandless.- Do Exchange Rates Matter in Inflation Targeting Regimes? Evidence from a VAR Analysis for Poland and Chile.- Comment on Felix Hammermann.- Argentina and Brazil Risk: A “Eurocentric” Tale.- Comment on Jorge Braga de Macedo and Martin Grandes.- Macroeconomic Shocks, Inflation, and Latin America’s Labor Market.- Comment on Ana Maria Loboguerrero and Ugo Panizza.- Monetary Policy Rules in Emerging Market Economies: Issues and Evidence.- Comment on M.S. Mohanty and Marc Klau.

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