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Interest Rate Defenses of Currency Pegs

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Volume/Issue: 2004/85

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Juan Sole


Publication Date: 01 May 2004


ISBN: 9781451850789

Keywords: bond, central bank, bonds, domestic currency, interest rate policy, Open Economy Macroeconomics,

This paper studies a policy often used to defend a currency peg: raising short-term interest rates. The rationale for this policy is to stem demand for foreign reserves. Yet, this mechanism is absent from most mone...