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A Further Analysis of Exchange Rate Targeting in Canada

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  • Robert A. Amano

    (Bank of Canada)

  • Tony S. Wirjanto

    (University of Waterloo)

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In a recent paper Mercenier and Sekkat (1988) conclude that the Bank of Canada has followed a policy of exchange rate targeting using the money supply. We reexamine their results using a different estimation approach and with different assumptions about the forcing process of the exogenous variables. We also extend the sample period to include more recent observations. While we find some weak evidence to support their conclusion, the results, in general, suggest that the Bank of Canada has not used the money supply to target the Canada-U.S. exchange rate.

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Paper provided by EconWPA in its series Econometrics with number 9406001.

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Length: 29 pages
Date of creation: 22 Jun 1994
Date of revision: 22 Jun 1994
Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpem:9406001

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  1. Rogers, J. M. & Siklos, P. L., 2003. "Foreign exchange market intervention in two small open economies: the Canadian and Australian experience," Journal of International Money and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 22(3), pages 393-416, June.

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