Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/64123
Authors: 
Zhou, Yan
Year of Publication: 
2007
Series/Report no.: 
Working Papers, Santa Cruz Center for International Economics 06-18
Abstract: 
This paper investigates empirically the relationship between the pattern of fiscal policy and the demand for international reserves in developing countries, and how this relationship is associated with political risk and conditional access to global capital markets. It finds evidence that for developing countries with low political risk, countercyclical (procyclical) fiscal policies are associated with higher (lower) international reserve holdings in economic downturns. The relationship is stronger when the countries with low political risk rely heavily on external financing. For developing countries with high political risk, the link between reserves holdings and fiscal policy pattern is not clear-cut.
Subjects: 
international reserves
fiscal policy
political risk
JEL: 
C23
E62
F34
F41
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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