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Foreign Exchange Intervention and Equilibrium Real Exchange Rates

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  • Dimitrios A. Sideris

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    (Bank of Greece and University of Ioannina)

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Monetary authorities intervene in the currency markets in order to pursue a monetary rule and/or to smooth exchange rate volatility caused by speculative attacks. In the present paper we investigate for possible intervention effects on the volatility of nominal exchange rates and the estimated equilibrium behaviour of real exchange rates. The main argument of the paper is that omission of intervention effects -when they are significant- would bias the ability to detect any PPP-based behaviour of the real exchange rates in the long run. Positive evidence for this argument comes from the experience of six Central and Eastern European economies, whose exchange markets are characterised by frequent interventions.

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Paper provided by Bank of Greece in its series Working Papers with number 56.

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Length: 27 pages
Date of creation: Feb 2007
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Keywords: Foreign Exchange Market Intervention; Real Exchange Rates; PPP.;

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  2. Nicolae Ghiba, 2011. "Purchasing Power Parity Influence On Real Exchange Rate Behavior In Romania," CES Working Papers, Centre for European Studies, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, vol. 3, pages 524-536, December.
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