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The design of effective Central Bank interventions: the yen/dollar case

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  • Michel Beine
  • Ariane Szafarz

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This paper explores the effects of the interventions of the Bank of Japan on the level and volatility of the yen/dollar exchange rate. A special attention is devoted to the prominent features affecting the signal conveyed by these interventions. The results show a clear duality: small unilateral interventions are counterproductive while large and isolated ones influence the foreign exchange market in the desired directions. It is also found that perverse effects are avoided through coordinated operations.

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Paper provided by ULB -- Universite Libre de Bruxelles in its series Working Papers CEB with number 03-008.RS.

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Length: 37 p.
Date of creation: 2003
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Publication status: Published by: Université Libre de Bruxelles, Solvay Business School, Centre Emile Bernheim
Handle: RePEc:sol:wpaper:03-008

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Keywords: Central bank intervention; Signalling channel; Foreign exchange market; Exchange rates.;

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  1. Eric Hillebrand & Gunther Schnabl, . "The Effects of Japanese Foreign Exchange Intervention: GARCH Estimation and Change Point Detection," Departmental Working Papers 2003-09, Department of Economics, Louisiana State University.
  2. Morel, Christophe & Teïletche, Jérôme, 2008. "Do interventions in foreign exchange markets modify investors' expectations? The experience of Japan between 1992 and 2004," Journal of Empirical Finance, Elsevier, vol. 15(2), pages 211-231, March.
  3. Morel, Christophe & Teiletche, Jérôme, 2008. "Do interventions in foreign exchange markets modify investors' expectations? The experience of Japan between 1992 and 2004," Economics Papers from University Paris Dauphine 123456789/12956, Paris Dauphine University.
  4. Ozge Akinci & Olcay Yucel Culha & Umit Ozlale & Gulbin Sahinbeyoglu, 2005. "Causes and Effectiveness of Foreign Exchange Interventions for the Turkish Economy," Working Papers 0505, Research and Monetary Policy Department, Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey.
  5. Ozge Akinci & Olcay Yucel Culha & Umit Ozlale & Gulbin Sahinbeyoğlu, 2006. "The effectiveness of foreign exchange interventions under a floating exchange rate regime for the Turkish economy: a post-crisis period analysis," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 38(12), pages 1371-1388.

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