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Target Zone Models with Price Inertia: Solutions and Testable Implications

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  • Sutherland, Alan

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Many recent papers suggest that the basic flex-price target zone model does not perform well empirically. This paper investigates the testable implications of a sticky-price target zone model and finds that, to a limited extent, it has a better empirical performance than the simplest flex-price model. However, in terms of nominal variables, the sticky-price model is found to be observationally equivalent to the flex-price model when the latter is extended to include intramarginal intervention and realignments. Copyright 1994 by Royal Economic Society.

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Article provided by Royal Economic Society in its journal The Economic Journal.

Volume (Year): 104 (1994)
Issue (Month): 422 (January)
Pages: 96-112

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Handle: RePEc:ecj:econjl:v:104:y:1994:i:422:p:96-112

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  1. Robert Amano & Richard Black & Marcel Kasumovich, 1997. "A Band-Aid Solution to Inflation Targeting," Working Papers 97-11, Bank of Canada.
  2. Kempa, Bernd & Nelles, Michael & Pierdzioch, Christian, 1997. "An analytical approximation of target zone exchange rate functions: the technique of collocation," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 57(3), pages 339-343, December.
  3. Bernd Kempa & Michael Nelles, 1999. "Misalignments of real exchange rates and the credibility of nominal currency bands," Review of World Economics (Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv), Springer, vol. 135(4), pages 613-628, December.
  4. António Portugal Duarte & João Sousa Andrade & Adelaide Duarte, 2013. "Exchange Rate Target Zones: A Survey Of The Literature," Journal of Economic Surveys, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 27(2), pages 247-268, 04.
  5. Kempa, Bernd & Nelles, Michael & Pierdzioch, Christian, 1999. "The term structure of interest rates in a sticky-price target zone model," Journal of International Money and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 18(5), pages 817-834, October.
  6. Dean Corbae & Chris Neely & Paul Weller, 1998. "Endogenous realignments and the sustainability of a target," Working Papers 1994-009, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.
  7. Dai, Meixing, 1998. "Les effets stabilisants de la zone-cible du taux d’inflation
    [The stabilising effects of inflation-targeting zone]
    ," MPRA Paper 13856, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised Nov 2001.

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