Comfort in Floating: Taking Stock of Twenty Years of Freely-Floating Exchange Rate in Chile

49 Pages Posted: 23 Jul 2020

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Elias Albagli

University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business; Central Bank of Chile

Mauricio Calani

Central Bank of Chile

Metodij Hadzi-Vaskov

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Mario Marcel

Central Bank of Chile

Luca A. Ricci

International Monetary Fund (IMF) - Research Department

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Date Written: June 1, 2020

Abstract

Chile offers an example of a country that has overcome the fear of floating by reducing balance sheet mismatches, enhancing financial market development, as well as improving monetary, fiscal, and political institutions, and strengthening policy credibility. Under the floating regime, Chile's economic adjustment to external shocks appears significantly improved, and its exchange rate pass-through has substantially declined. Our results reinforce the case that moving to a clear and credible floating regime can be associated with a reduction in the fear of floating via economic transformation (like smaller balance sheet mismatches, a larger hedging market, and a lower exchange rate pass-through).

JEL Classification: E31, E52, F31, F33, F41, G15, O24, E01, G21, F16

Suggested Citation

Albagli, Elias and Calani Cadena, Miguel Mauricio and Hadzi-Vaskov, Metodij and Marcel, Mario and Ricci, Luca Antonio, Comfort in Floating: Taking Stock of Twenty Years of Freely-Floating Exchange Rate in Chile (June 1, 2020). IMF Working Paper No. 20/100, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3652488

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