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Intervention policy of the BoJ: a unified approach

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  • Michel Beine
  • Oscar Bernal Diaz
  • Jean-Yves Gnabo
  • Christelle Lecourt

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Intervening in the FX market implies a complex decision process for central banks. Monetary authorities have to decide whether to intervene or not, and if so, when and how. Since the successive steps of this procedure are likely to be highly interdependent, we adopt a nested logit approach to capture their relationships and to characterize the prominent features of the various steps of the intervention decision. Our findings shed some light on the determinants of central bank interventions, on the so-called secrecy puzzle and on the identification of the variables influencing the detection of foreign exchange transactions by market traders.

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Paper provided by ULB -- Universite Libre de Bruxelles in its series DULBEA Working Papers with number 06-15.RS.

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Keywords: Central bank interventions; Exchange rates market; Secrecy puzzle; Nested logit;

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