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Trilemma, dilemma and global players

Samuel Ligonnière

Journal of International Money and Finance, 2018, vol. 85, issue C, 20-39

Abstract: This paper investigates the debate between the Mundellian trilemma and the dilemma. Overall, the global financial cycle magnifies the binding effect of financial openness on monetary policy autonomy, and reduces the effectiveness of the floating exchange rate regime in isolating the domestic economy against financial pressures. I provide empirical evidence that the trilemma does not morph into a dilemma. Furthermore, the sensitivity to the global financial cycle depends more on the presence of global investors and global players than on the fluctuations of these financial forces.

Keywords: Trilemma; Dilemma; Exchange-rate regime; Global financial cycle; Global players (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: E52 F32 F33 F38 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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