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Models of foreign exchange intervention: Estimation and testing

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  • Bryan W. Brown; Douglas J. Hodgson

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We propose a general non-linear simultaneous equations framework for the econometric analysis of models of intervention in foreign exchange markets by central banks in response to deviations of exchange rates from possibly time-varying target levels. We consider efficient estimation of possibly non-linear response functions and tests of functional form, the latter making use of the econometric literature on testing in the presence of nuisance parameters unidentified under a null hypothesis. The methodology is applied in an analysis of recent activity of the Bank of Canada with respect to the Canada-U.S. exchange rat

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Paper provided by Econometric Society in its series Econometric Society 2004 Australasian Meetings with number 96.

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Keywords: Central bank intervention; nonlinear simultaneous equations; time series; semiparametric methods;

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  1. Mark P. Taylor & Lucio Sarno, 2001. "Official Intervention in the Foreign Exchange Market: Is It Effective and, If So, How Does It Work?," Journal of Economic Literature, American Economic Association, vol. 39(3), pages 839-868, September.
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