Is Adopting Full Dollarization the Solution? Looking at the Evidence
24 Pages Posted: 19 Sep 2000
The Paper discusses the advantages and disadvantages of the full dollarization and offers a few stylized facts and conclusions regarding the effects of full dollarization. On one hand, a full-dollarized economy delivers an impressive inflation performace and may even reduce the impact of external confidence shocks, although not external real shocks. On the other hand, full dollarization does not guarantee fiscal discipline neither the elimination of currency risk precludes default risk or the high volatility of sovereigh spreads. In addition, it is not clear whether the redution in domestic interest rates is the consequence of full dollarization or the competitive internationalized banking system.
JEL Classification: E42, F31
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