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How should we think about markets for foreign exchange?

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As support for traditional asset models of the foreign exchange market fades, there is growing interest in more general models that include flows from international trade and international investment. One advantage of flow models is that they fit naturally into the recent literature on microstructure, particularly the work on order flow. My objective here is to use intervention data to help discriminate between traditional asset models of the foreign exchange market and more general flow models. The evidence supports a flow approach.

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  • Pippenger, John, 2007. "How should we think about markets for foreign exchange?," University of California at Santa Barbara, Economics Working Paper Series qt3w40w1b5, Department of Economics, UC Santa Barbara.
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