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Inflation targeting in Latin America: the role of the exchange rate

Grant number: 17/23188-6
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2018
Effective date (End): February 28, 2019
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Economics - Fiscal and Monetary Policies
Cooperation agreement: Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES)
Principal researcher:Fernando Monteiro Rugitsky
Grantee:Lucas Antonio Moises Freddo
Home Institution: Faculdade de Economia, Administração e Contabilidade (FEA). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:14/11611-3 - Public sphere and reconstruction: on the constitution of a reconstructive paradigm within Critical Theory, AP.TEM

Abstract

Inflation Targeting has become a common monetary policy framework in Emerging Market Economies (EME). According to Taylor (2001), if the monetary policy is not based on exchange rate targets, the only remaining alternative capable of ensuring price stability in the long-run is one based on (i) inflation targets, (ii) flexible exchange rate, and (iii) monetary policy rule, which he called trinity. Nevertheless, the exchange rate still remains a variable of importance for EME. Particularly, the pass-through from exchange rate changes to prices is considerably high and, throughout periods of crisis, characterized by capital outflows, the exchange rate usually suffers from sharp depreciation, making monetary authorities concerned about its movement. In this vein, the objective of this research project is to estimate the monetary policy reaction function - including the exchange rate as its argument - for Latin American countries under Inflation Targeting, in order to verify whether monetary authorities regulate the exchange rate and whether they asymmetrically behave towards its movements, being tolerant with currency appreciation, but intolerant with currency depreciation. The contribution relies on the fact that the results will enlarge the understanding of this monetary policy, with special attention to the role played by the exchange rate in Latin America. (AU)

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. Inflation targeting in Latin America: the role of the exchange rate. 2019. Master's Dissertation - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Economia, Administração e Contabilidade (FEA/SBD) São Paulo.

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