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Exchange Market Pressure and De Facto Exchange Rate Regime in the Euro-Candidates

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  • Stavarek, Daniel

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    (Silesian University, School of Business Administration, Department of Finance, Univerzitní nám. 1934/3 733 40 Karviná Czech Republic, tel: +420 596 398 335, fax: +420 596 312 069)

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In this paper we estimate exchange market pressure (EMP) in four euro-candidate countries over the period 1995-2008. We apply model-dependent as well as modelindependent approach to the EMP estimation. Since all euro-candidates have to fulfil the exchange rate stability convergence criterion we analyze EMP in context of exchange rate arrangement and develop a continuous measure of de facto exchange rate regime. The paper provides no evidence of serious relationship between EMP and de facto regime. Therefore, the shift towards ERM II should not stimulate EMP to growth and pose an a priori threat to fulfillment of the exchange rate stability criterion.

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Article provided by Institute for Economic Forecasting in its journal Romanian Journal for Economic Forecasting.

Volume (Year): (2010)
Issue (Month): 2 (July)
Pages: 119-139

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Handle: RePEc:rjr:romjef:v::y:2010:i:2:p:119-139

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Keywords: exchange market pressure; de facto exchange rate regime; eurocandidate countries; ERM II;

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  1. Franc Klaassen, 2011. "Identifying the Weights in Exchange Market Pressure," Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers 11-030/2, Tinbergen Institute.
  2. Megersa, Kelbesa & Cassimon, Danny, 2013. "Assessing Indicators of Currency Crisis in Ethiopia : Signals Approach," IOB Working Papers 2013.07, Universiteit Antwerpen, Institute of Development Policy and Management (IOB).

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