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Exchange Rates in Target Zones - Evidence from the Danish Krone

  • Mark P. Taylor
  • Stefan Reitz

Although the ERM II rules allow the Danish krone to fluctuate against the euro within an official target zone of 4.5%, most of the time the exchange rate has remained in a narrow range around its unconditional mean. Estimating a Smooth Transition Autoregression Target Zone (STARTZ) model confirms that the exchange rate exhibits target zone dynamics consistent with a band of approximately 0.75 percent around its unconditional mean. We conclude that the Danmark Nationalbank intervention policy of intra-marginal operations successfully managed an informal target zone in the foreign exchange market.

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Paper provided by Kiel Institute for the World Economy in its series Kiel Working Papers with number 1827.

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Length: 21 pages
Date of creation: Feb 2013
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Handle: RePEc:kie:kieliw:1827
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