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Measuring the Financial Markets' Perception of EMU Enlargement: The Role of Ambiguity Aversion

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  • Martin Cincibuch
  • Martina Hornikova

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Market views on EMU enlargement are measured by a new indicator based on the short-term dynamics of forward spreads. Conceptually, this indicator stems from the notion of uncertainty averse agents and equilibrium indeterminacy. The method was applied on data from central European countries, including the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia. Comparing our results with financial market opinion surveys, the results of the proposed method seems to be in accordance with market expectations.

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  • Martin Cincibuch & Martina Hornikova, 2007. "Measuring the Financial Markets' Perception of EMU Enlargement: The Role of Ambiguity Aversion," Working Papers 2007/13, Czech National Bank, Research Department.
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    Keywords

    Ambiguity aversion; EMU calculators; EMU Enlargement; EMU Poll; forwards; uncertainty.;

    JEL classification:

    • G13 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Contingent Pricing; Futures Pricing
    • G14 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Information and Market Efficiency; Event Studies; Insider Trading
    • E42 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Monetary Sytsems; Standards; Regimes; Government and the Monetary System
    • E43 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Interest Rates: Determination, Term Structure, and Effects

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