Currency Board Arrangements: Issues and Experiences

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International Monetary Fund, Sep 5, 1997 - Business & Economics - 43 pages
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This paper provides a comprehensive analysis of the attractions and disadvantages of currency board arrangements in their various institutional configurations. It asks what defines a currency board arrangement, what are their strengths and weaknesses, and what constraints they place on macroeconomic policies. It also reviews country experiences with these arrangements.
 

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Contents

Preface
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Considerations for Adopting a Currency Board 6
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Scope for Monetary Policy and LenderofLastResort Support 20
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Implications of Currency Board Arrangements
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Lender of Last Resort and Banking Crisis Management 35
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Background Tables 42
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Bibliography 48
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