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Hedger of Last Resort: Evidence from Brazilian FX Interventions, Local Credit, and Global Financial Cycles

Rodrigo Barbone Gonzales, Dmitry Khametshin, Jose-Luis Peydro and Andrea Polo
Authors registered in the RePEc Author Service: Rodrigo Barbone Gonzalez

No 1089, Working Papers from Barcelona School of Economics

Abstract: We show that FX interventions attenuate global financial cycle (GFC)'s spillovers. We exploit GFC shocks and Brazilian central bank interventions in FX derivatives using three matched administrative registers: credit, foreign credit to banks, and employer-employee. After U.S. Taper Tantrum (followed by Emerging Markets FX turbulence), Brazilian banks with more foreign debt cut credit supply, thereby reducing firm-level employment. A subsequent large policy intervention supplying derivatives against FX risks-hedger of last resort-halves the negative effects. A 2008-2015 panel exploiting GFC shocks and FX interventions confirms these results and the hedging channel. However, the policy entails fiscal and moral hazard costs.

Keywords: foreign exchange; monetary policy; central bank; bank credit; hedging (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: E5 F3 G01 G21 G28 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019-03
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-cba, nep-ifn, nep-mac and nep-mon
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