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A time series model for an exchange rate in a target zone with applications

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  • Lundbergh, Stefan

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    (Skandia Life Insurance Company Ltd)

  • Teräsvirta, Timo

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    (Dept. of Economic Statistics, Stockholm School of Economics)

Abstract

In this paper we introduce a flexible target zone model that is capable of characterizing the dynamic behaviour of an exchange rate implied by the original target zone model of Krugman (1991) and its modifications. Our framework also enables the modeller to estimate an implicit target zone if it exists. A modelling cycle consisting of specification, estimation, and evaluation stages is constructed. The model is fitted to series of daily observations of the Swedish and Norwegian currency indices and the estimated models are evaluated.

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Paper provided by Stockholm School of Economics in its series Working Paper Series in Economics and Finance with number 533.

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Length: 37 pages
Date of creation: 03 Sep 2003
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Publication status: Published in Journal of Econometrics, 2006, pages 579-609.
Handle: RePEc:hhs:hastef:0533

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Keywords: Autoregressive conditional heteroskedasticity; exchange rate dynamics; nonlinear modelling; smooth transition autoregression;

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