Intramarginal Interventions, Bands and the Pattern of EMS Exchange Rate Distributions
The authors document an empirical puzzle for European Monetary System exchange rates during a period in which the bands on these exchanges rates were (almost) credible, i.e., exchange rate distributions are hump-shaped rather than U-shaped as predicted by the standard target zone model. The authors offer an explanation of this puzzle that is based on the combination of two realistic features, namely the presence of intramarginal interventions and wage/price sluggishness. Copyright 1994 by Economics Department of the University of Pennsylvania and the Osaka University Institute of Social and Economic Research Association.
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Volume (Year): 35 (1994)
Issue (Month): 3 (August)
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