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Sudden stops and reserve accumulation in the presence of international liquidity risk

Flora Lutz and Leopold Zessner-Spitzenberg

Journal of International Economics, 2023, vol. 141, issue C

Abstract: We propose a small open economy model where agents borrow internationally and invest in liquid foreign assets to insure against liquidity shocks, which temporarily shut out the economy of short-term credit markets. Due to a pecuniary externality, individual agents overborrow and hold too little liquid assets relative to a social planner. This inefficiency rationalizes macroprudential policy intervention in the form of reserve accumulation at the central bank to stabilize trade and the real exchange rate. Our model quantitatively matches the depreciation of the real exchange rate and contractions in output, gross trade flows, and foreign reserve holdings during Sudden Stops.

Keywords: International reserves; Sudden stops; Liquidity; Macroprudential policy; Pecuniary externalities (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D62 E44 F32 F34 F41 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2023
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DOI: 10.1016/j.jinteco.2023.103729

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