Sterilization, Monetary Policy, and Global Financial Integration
University of California, Santa Cruz - Department of Economics; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco - Center for Pacific Basin Monetary & Economic Studies
July 1, 2008
This paper investigates the changing pattern and efficacy of sterilization within emerging market countries as they liberalize markets and integrate with the world economy. We estimate the marginal propensity to sterilize foreign asset accumulation associated with net balance of payments inflows, across countries and over time. We find that the extent of sterilization of foreign reserve inflows has risen in recent years to varying degrees in Asia as well as in Latin America, consistent with greater concerns about the potential inflationary impact of reserve inflows. We also find that sterilization depends on the composition of balance of payments inflows.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 40
Keywords: foreign reserves, international reserves, sterilization, global financial integration
JEL Classification: F15, F21, F31working papers series
Date posted: March 11, 2009
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