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Chapter 2. (Why) Should Current Account Balances Be Reduced?

Chapter 2. (Why) Should Current Account Balances Be Reduced? »

Source: Global Rebalancing : A Roadmap for Economic Recovery

Series: Books

Author(s): Hamid Faruqee , and Krishna Srinivasan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 August 2013

ISBN: 9781475573664

Keywords: current account, public debt, public finances, fiscal consolidation, financial sector

This chapter looks to answer two complex questions. First, why might a country want to reduce its current account deficit or surplus? And second, why might the international community ask the country to do e...

II Capital Controls and Exchange Rate Policy

II Capital Controls and Exchange Rate Policy »

Source: Advanced Country Experiences with Capital Account Liberalization

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Age Bakker , and Bryan Chapple

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 September 2002

ISBN: 9781589061170

Keywords: exchange rate, capital controls, capital account liberalization, capital movements, capital inflows

General Overview Restrictions on capital flows are normally imposed to limit downward or—less commonly—upward pressure on the exchange rate. 1 Capit...

III Capital Controls and Monetary Policy

III Capital Controls and Monetary Policy »

Source: Advanced Country Experiences with Capital Account Liberalization

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Age Bakker , and Bryan Chapple

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 September 2002

ISBN: 9781589061170

Keywords: exchange rate, capital controls, capital account liberalization, capital movements, capital inflows

General Overview Capital controls in advanced economies have often been established in an attempt to increase the room for maneuver of monetary policy by allowing monetary policy ins...