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The Linkage between Speculative Attack and Target Zone Models of Exchange Rates

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  • Flood, Robert P
  • Garber, Peter M

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In this paper we generalize the target zone exchange rate as model formalized by Krugman (1988b) to include finite-sized interventions in defense of the zone. The main contributions of these pages consist of linking the recent developments in the theory of target zones to the mirror-image theory of speculative attacks on asset price fixing regimes and in using aspects of that linkage to give an intuitive interpretation to the smooth pasting" condition usually invoked as a terminal condition.

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Article provided by MIT Press in its journal Quarterly Journal of Economics.

Volume (Year): 106 (1991)
Issue (Month): 4 (November)
Pages: 1367-72

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Handle: RePEc:tpr:qjecon:v:106:y:1991:i:4:p:1367-72

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