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Spillover Dynamics of Central Bank Interventions

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  • Frank H. Westerhoff
  • Cristian Wieland

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Central banks frequently intervene in foreign exchange markets to reduce volatility or to correct misalignments. Such operations may be successful if they drive away destabilizing speculators. However, the speculators do not simply vanish but may reappear on other foreign exchange markets. Using a model in which traders are able to switch between foreign exchange markets, we demonstrate that while a central bank indeed has several means at hand to stabilize a specific market, the variability of the other markets depends on how the interventions are implemented. Copyright Verein für Socialpolitik and Blackwell Publishing Ltd. 2004.

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  • Frank H. Westerhoff & Cristian Wieland, 2004. "Spillover Dynamics of Central Bank Interventions," German Economic Review, Verein für Socialpolitik, vol. 5(4), pages 435-450, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:germec:v:5:y:2004:i:4:p:435-450
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    1. Westerhoff Frank H., 2008. "The Use of Agent-Based Financial Market Models to Test the Effectiveness of Regulatory Policies," Journal of Economics and Statistics (Jahrbuecher fuer Nationaloekonomie und Statistik), De Gruyter, vol. 228(2-3), pages 195-227, April.

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    • F31 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Foreign Exchange
    • E58 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Central Banks and Their Policies
    • G18 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Government Policy and Regulation

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