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The Effects of Japanese Interventions on FX-Forecast Heterogeneity

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  • Reitz, Stefan
  • Stadtmann, Georg
  • Taylor, Mark P.

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This paper investigates the determinants of forecast heterogeneity in the Yen-US dollar market using a panel data set from Consensus Economics. Regardless of the particular model specification and consideration of control variables we find that exchange rate misalignments increase forecast dispersion, while foreign exchange intervention of the Japanese Ministry of Finance dampens expectation heterogeneity.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 15603.

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  1. International Monetary Fund, 2011. "Fiscal Expectations Under the Stability and Growth Pact," IMF Working Papers 11/48, International Monetary Fund.
  2. Kentaro Iwatsubo & Satoshi Kawanishi, 2011. "The Information Improving Channel of Exchange Rate Intervention: How Do Official Announcements Work?," Discussion Papers 1116, Graduate School of Economics, Kobe University.

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