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Target Zones Big and Small

  • Francisco Delgado
  • Bernard Dumas
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    Under different assumptions about the underlying monetary shocks, we study target zones of various widths and the effect they have on variables like the interest differential. The stochastic disturbances assumed are successively a non-zero mean random walk and a mean reverting process. The latter is used to incorporate the "leaning against the wind" policy (intrainarginal intervention) which is prevalent in the EMS.

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    Paper provided by National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc in its series NBER Working Papers with number 3601.

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    Date of creation: Jan 1991
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    Publication status: published as "Target Zones, Broad and Narrow," Exchange Rate Targets and Currency Bands.eds. P. Krugman and M. Miller. Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press, for CEPR and NBER, 1992.
    Handle: RePEc:nbr:nberwo:3601
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    1. Froot, Kenneth & Obstfeld, Maurice, 1991. "Exchange Rate Dynamics Under Stochastic Regime Shifts: A Unified Approach," CEPR Discussion Papers 522, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
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    6. Karen K. Lewis, 1990. "Occasional Interventions to Target Rates with a Foreign Exchange Application," NBER Working Papers 3398, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    7. Krugman, Paul, 1979. "A Model of Balance-of-Payments Crises," Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Blackwell Publishing, vol. 11(3), pages 311-25, August.
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