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Speculation and monetary policy behaviour in the 1992 currency crisis: the Italian case

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  • Rosaria Rita Canale
  • Alberto Montagnoli
  • Oreste Napolitano

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The paper proposes an explanation for the 1992 currency crisis as the result of monetary policy behaviour and private agents' speculation. Our analysis reveals how speculators' expectations and the behaviour of the monetary policy authority were formed on the widespread beliefs about the future value of income. We show that the real effects of monetary policy measures represent the link between the action of the central bank and speculation.

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Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal International Economic Journal.

Volume (Year): 22 (2008)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
Pages: 285-297

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Handle: RePEc:taf:intecj:v:22:y:2008:i:3:p:285-297

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Keywords: exchange rate; financial crisis; expected income; Kalman filter;

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