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Reflections on exchange rate policy

R. S. Deane

Reflections on exchange rate policy

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Published by Economic Dept., Reserve Bank of New Zealand in Wellington, N.Z .
Written in English

    Places:
  • New Zealand.
    • Subjects:
    • Foreign exchange rates.,
    • Foreign exchange rates -- New Zealand.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementR.S. Deane.
      SeriesDiscussion paper / Economic Department, Reserve Bank of New Zealand ;, G81/18, Discussion paper (Reserve Bank of New Zealand) ;, 81/18.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHG3851 .D35 1981
      The Physical Object
      Pagination28, 5 leaves ;
      Number of Pages28
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3523032M
      LC Control Number82107223

      In a growth scenario, this would mean all the values ultimately growing at the same rate. For a currency in very high and rising demand, foreign exchange reserves can theoretically be continuously accumulated, if the intervention is sterilized through open market operations to prevent inflation from rising. Flexible Regimes Most central banks have as their mandate keeping inflation low and stable while avoiding large fluctuations in the real economy such as in unemployment and the output gap. The reality is more complex.

      Just as no one worries about exchange rate movements when buying and selling between New York and California, Europeans know that the value of the euro will be the same in Germany and France and other European nations that have adopted the euro. Therefore, countries with similar characteristics accumulate reserves to avoid negative assessment by the financial market, especially when compared to members of a peer group. In Europe, of course, the political case for monetary integration to a large extent preceded the economic case. Holding large reserves of other currencies has an opportunity cost, and central banks will not wish to boost such reserves without limit.

      There are few people in central banks or in governments around the world today that have presided over as far reaching and successful a set of macroeconomic policy reforms as has David Dodge. Original fears were related to the current account, but this gradually changed to also include financial account needs. The spot exchange rate The exchange rate that prevails on the spot, that is, for trades to take place immediately. This is particularly pronounced in parts of Latin America.


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Reflections on exchange rate policy by R. S. Deane Download PDF Ebook

In the mids, about one-third of the countries in the world used a soft peg approach and about one-quarter used a hard peg approach. If CitEc recognized Reflections on exchange rate policy book reference but did not link an item in RePEc to it, you can help with this form. For a currency in very high and rising demand, foreign exchange reserves can theoretically be continuously accumulated, if the intervention is sterilized through open market operations to prevent inflation from rising.

But if relative prices cannot adjust through the exchange rate, domestic output and employment will have to bear the brunt of adjustment instead.

These conditions seem exacting, and the understandable need for caution often is invoked in defense of protracted and very gradual transitions. Under perfect capital mobility, the change in reserves is a temporary measure, since the fixed exchange rate attaches the domestic monetary policy to that of the country of the base currency.

And, Japan, viewed through this prism, is cited Reflections on exchange rate policy book an example of the perils of letting an exchange rate move up in response to changing fundamentals.

When Ecuador uses the U. Thus, even though the goal of Reflections on exchange rate policy book soft peg policy is to reduce short-term fluctuations of the exchange rate, the existence of the policy—when anticipated in the foreign exchange market—may sometimes increase short-term fluctuations as international investors try to anticipate how and when the central bank will act.

Generally, if there are Reflections on exchange rate policy book Currency X assets than investors wish to hold, then Currency X needs to become cheaper and it will depreciate until it finds the right level. Perhaps Brazil believes that the current market exchange rate is higher than the long-term purchasing power parity value of the real, so it is minimizing fluctuations in the real by keeping it at this lower rate.

We can see what is happening with interest rates, but we are left with the question of what drives expectations of exchange rate movements. Suppose the current sixty-day forward ER is 1. Japan's experience provides another example, though the context was different.

Governments that found themselves in this position had very limited ability to mitigate the economic damage that was to come, but the policy choices that accompanied the exchange rate change often compounded the problem.

For most of the emerging markets today, in contrast, the challenge is to establish the conditions that will enable them to live more comfortably in a world where their exchange rates will adjust more freely in response to changing fundamentals.

In a growth scenario, this would mean all the values ultimately growing at the same rate. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

Yet arguably, whether historically or now, what is helpful however understandable that distrust may be is a more rounded awareness and appreciation of the circumstances in which democratic politicians operate — very different to those of a central banker, even in the more exposed and accountable post context.

Among emerging markets, experience with exchange rate flexibility has been more limited, and the record has been more mixed. But there are many more examples today—Brazil and Mexico are two—of emerging economies with sustained periods of improved growth and inflation outcomes under more flexible exchange rate regimes.

The importance of reaching out and explaining to the wider world. As most of my predecessors experienced, it was simply one damn thing after another. The framework I'm using here suggests a slightly different approach.

There is no need for the current account to balance in either the short or the long term. For example, to maintain the same exchange rate if there is increased demand, the central bank can issue more of the domestic currency and purchase foreign currency, which will increase the sum of foreign reserves.

With a hard peg policy, domestic monetary policy is effectively no longer determined by domestic inflation or unemployment, but only by what monetary policy is needed to keep the exchange rate at the hard peg. In the past, the Bank has distrusted politicians. A decision to merge currencies with another country is, in effect, a decision to have a permanently fixed exchange rate with those countries, which is like a very hard exchange rate peg.

Montagu Norman legendary inter-war governor has been much mocked for his anti-intellectual tendencies; but relying largely on the personal touch, he did much to ensure the stability of the British banking system — a stability in marked contrast to other countries in the early s.

This is obvious for those countries experiencing sharp net outflows of capital, but the challenges are formidable even for those countries experiencing sustained periods of large inflows.Foreign exchange reserves (also called forex reserves or FX reserves) are cash and other reserve assets held by a central bank or other monetary authority that are primarily available to balance payments of the country, influence the foreign exchange rate of its currency, and to maintain confidence in financial markets.

Reserves are held in one or more reserve currencies, nowadays mostly the. The National Bank of Cambodia's exchange rate policy is one of the key tools in the NBC's monetary policy.

The objective is to achieve price stability. Continuing to implement the managed floating regime, the NBC will intervene in the Foreign Exchange Market to maintain the exchange rate in accordance with the determined objective.

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and the current framework of exchange rate regimes.Asset Markets and Relative Prices in Exchange Rate Determination.

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Sometimes fixing the exchange rate can leave the country with an inflation rate that differs from the target that a fully credible central bank would desire, and fixing the exchange rate can sometimes make it more difficult to achieve a target for the output gap.