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Money, The Rate of Devaluation and Interest Rates in a Semi-Open Economy: Colombia 1968-1982

Sebastian Edwards

NBER Working Paper No. 1380 (Also Reprint No. r0589)
Issued in June 1984
NBER Program(s):   ITI   IFM

In this paper an empirical model for analyzing the behavior of nominal interest rates in a semi-open economy is developed. The model explicitly incorporates both the role of open economy factors (i.e., world interest rates, expected rate of devaluation) and domestic monetary conditions in explaining interest rates movement. The model is tested using quarterly data for Colombia for 1968-1982. The results obtained indicate that the semi-open characterization is adequate for the case of Colombia, and that world interest rates, the rate of devaluation and domestic monetary conditions have affected domestic nominal interest rates during the period under consideration. The results also indicate that unanticipated increases in the nominal quantity of money have exercised a negative effect on nominal interest rates in Colombia.

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Document Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3386/w1380

Published: Edwards, Sebastian. "Money, The Rate of Devaluation and Interest Rates ina Semi-Open Economy: Colombia 1968-1982." Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Vol. 17, No. 1, (February 1985), pp. 59-68.

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