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Le Franc français et la récente crise monétaire européenne


  • Cecilia Jona-Lasinio


[eng] The French Franc and the Recent European Currency Crisis by Cecilia Jona-Lasinio . The 1992 and 1993 currency crises demonstrated the enormous pressures that can be raised against official exchange rate parities when investors perceive that significant exchange rate realignments may be imminent. In this paper I propose an empirical analysis of the 1 992- 1 993 crises to establish whether speculators were able to perceive the exact timing of the devaluations and if and how the economic and political news influenced their devaluation expectations. In particular, I analyse the expected timing of devaluation of the French Franc relative to the Deutschemark before the 1 992 and 1 993 currency crisis. The empirical analysis shows that before the occurrence of both crisis agents were awareof the imminence of the devaluation and that they were very sensitive to the news spread daily over the markets. [fre] Le franc français et la récente crise monétaire européenne par Cecilia Jona-Lasinio . Les crises monétaires de 1992 et 1993 ont prouvé que des pressions extrêmement fortes peuvent s'exercer sur les parités officielles lorsque les investisseurs réalisent que des réalignements monétaires importants sont peut-être imminents. Dans ce document, je présente une analyse empirique des crises de 1992-1993 visant à déterminer d'une part si les spéculateurs sont capables de prévoir exactement à quel moment des dévaluations vont intervenir, et d'autre part si les informations sur l'actualité politique et économique influencent leurs anticipations et dans l'affirmative, de quelle façon. En particulier, j'effectue une analyse des anticipations de la date de la dévaluation du franc français par rapport au deutsche mark avant les crises monétaires de 1992 et de 1993. L'analyse empirique montre qu'avant le déclenchement de ces deux crises, les investisseurs se rendaient compte que la dévaluation était imminente et qu'ils étaient très sensibles aux informations diffusées quotidiennement sur les marchés.

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  • Cecilia Jona-Lasinio, 1999. "Le Franc français et la récente crise monétaire européenne," Économie et Prévision, Programme National Persée, vol. 140(4), pages 147-159.
  • Handle: RePEc:prs:ecoprv:ecop_0249-4744_1999_num_140_4_5981
    Note: DOI:10.3406/ecop.1999.5981

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