Carry Trades, Monetary Policy and Speculative Dynamics
University of Toulouse 1 - Toulouse School of Economics (TSE)
Hyun Song Shin
Princeton University - Department of Economics
CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP8224
We ask when currency carry trades are associated with destabilizing dynamics in the foreign exchange market, and investigate the role of monetary policy rules in setting of such dynamics. In a model where the exchange rate has a long-term fundamental anchor, we find that carry trades can be stabilizing or destabilizing at shorter horizons, depending on the propensity of capital inflows to overheat the recipient economy. In the destabilizing case, we solve for a unique equilibrium that exhibits the classic pattern of the carry trade recipient currency appreciating for extended periods, punctuated by sharp falls.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 41
Keywords: currency crises, emerging market bubbles, speculation
JEL Classification: F31, F41working papers series
Date posted: February 9, 2011
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