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Assessing the Credibility of The Convertibility Zone of The Hong Kong Dollar

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  • Laurence Fung

    (Research Department, Hong Kong Monetary Authority)

  • Ip-wing Yu

    (Research Department, Hong Kong Monetary Authority)

Abstract

The features under the two-sided Convertibility Zone of the Hong Kong dollar resemble in many ways the target zone exchange rate regime in the literature. Following Tronzano et al. (2000), this paper utilises a Bayesian extension of the Svensson (1991) test, which takes into account the exchange rate movement and the differential between domestic and foreign interest rates, to assess the credibility of the Convertibility Zone since it was introduced in May 2005. The empirical evidence suggests that the Hong Kong Monetary Authority has been successful in building a high degree of credibility in maintaining the Convertibility Zone.

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  • Laurence Fung & Ip-wing Yu, 2007. "Assessing the Credibility of The Convertibility Zone of The Hong Kong Dollar," Working Papers 0719, Hong Kong Monetary Authority.
  • Handle: RePEc:hkg:wpaper:0719
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    1. Chen Yu-Fu & Funke Michael & Glanemann Nicole, 2013. "Off-the-record target zones: theory with an application to Hong Kong’s currency board," Studies in Nonlinear Dynamics & Econometrics, De Gruyter, vol. 17(4), pages 373-393, September.

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    Keywords

    Bayesian Analysis; Credibility; Convertibility Zone; Markov Chain Monte Carlo;

    JEL classification:

    • C11 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Bayesian Analysis: General
    • C15 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Statistical Simulation Methods: General
    • C22 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes
    • F31 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Foreign Exchange

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