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U.S. Dollar Intervention: Options and Issues for Congress [August 21, 2019]   [open pdf - 417KB]

From the Document: "After falling to its lowest value since the introduction of floating currencies in 1973, the U.S. dollar has appreciated by 25% between July 2011 and July 2019--its highest value since the early 2000s. President Trump and others have argued that the dollar's current relative strength is holding back growth since a strong dollar makes U.S. exports more expensive in foreign markets while at the same time making it difficult for domestic producers to compete with cheaper imports. This has raised questions about what policy options are available to potentially reduce the value of the dollar. Interventions are more likely to succeed if paired with fiscal or monetary policy changes and supported by major trading partners."

Report Number:
CRS In Focus, IF11296
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2019-08-21
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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pdf
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