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Stochastic Devaluation Risk and the Empirical Fit of Target Zone Models

  • Bertola, G.
  • Svensson, L.E.

A time-varying stochastic devaluation risk is introduced in a model of exchange rate target zones. The model produces realistic patterns of covariation between exchange rates and interest rate differentials, which previous target zone models have been unable to do. A 'drift adjustment' method to estimate devaluation expectations from data is suggested. Copyright 1993 by The Review of Economic Studies Limited.

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Paper provided by Stockholm - International Economic Studies in its series Papers with number 481.

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Length: 23 pages
Date of creation: 1990
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Handle: RePEc:fth:stocin:481
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  1. W. R. M. Perraudin, 1990. "Exchange Rate Bands with Point Process Fundamentals," IMF Working Papers 90/108, International Monetary Fund.
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