Khemraj, Tarron and Pasha, Sukrishnalall (2011): Monetary sterilization and dual nominal anchors: some Caribbean examples.
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This paper notes that a high sterilization coefficient plus a de facto pegged exchange rate indicates the existence of dual nominal anchors. The econometric evidence presented shows that several Caribbean economies with fixed exchange rate regimes also possess high sterilization coefficients. Given open capital accounts in the various economies, the paper argues that this finding contravenes the money neutrality thesis, which holds that only one nominal anchor can prevail in the long-term. The paper presents a simple theoretical model to explain this phenomenon. The model combines the liquidity preference of commercial banks with an augmented uncovered interest parity equation.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Monetary sterilization and dual nominal anchors: some Caribbean examples|
|Keywords:||sterilization coefficient, dual nominal anchors, foreign exchange regime|
|Subjects:||E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E0 - General > E02 - Institutions and the Macroeconomy
O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O1 - Economic Development > O11 - Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development
F - International Economics > F4 - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance > F41 - Open Economy Macroeconomics
F - International Economics > F3 - International Finance > F31 - Foreign Exchange
|Depositing User:||Tarron Khemraj|
|Date Deposited:||04. Nov 2011 01:58|
|Last Modified:||16. Feb 2013 22:45|
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