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On the Effectiveness of Exchange Rate Interventions in Emerging Markets

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  • Christian Daude
  • Eduardo Levy Yeyati
  • Arne Nagengast

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We analyze the effectiveness of exchange rate interventions for a panel of 18 emerging market economies during the period 2003-2011. Using an error-correction model approach we find that on average intervention is effective in moving the real exchange rate in the desired direction, controlling for deviations from the equilibrium and short-term changes in fundamentals and global financial variables. Our results are robust to different samples and estimation methods. We find little evidence of asymmetries in the effect of sales and purchases, but some evidence of more effective interventions for large deviations from the equilibrium. We also explore differences across countries according to the possible transmission channels and nature of some global shocks.

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  • Christian Daude & Eduardo Levy Yeyati & Arne Nagengast, 2014. "On the Effectiveness of Exchange Rate Interventions in Emerging Markets," CID Working Papers 288, Center for International Development at Harvard University.
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    Keywords

    Exchange Rate; FX Intervention; Equilibrium Exchange Rate;

    JEL classification:

    • F31 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Foreign Exchange
    • F37 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - International Finance Forecasting and Simulation: Models and Applications

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