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Bernanke Was Right: Currency Manipulation Policy in Emerging Foreign Exchange Markets

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  • Chen, Shiu-Sheng

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This paper examines the currency manipulation policy in the foreign exchange markets of thirteen emerging countries using a structural vector autoregressive (SVAR) framework to link the dynamics of real exchange rates and foreign reserves. It is found that for Korea, Singapore, and Taiwan, exchange rate shocks are the main source of fluctuations in foreign reserves over all time horizons. Empirical evidence suggests that these countries intervene substantially in the foreign exchange markets in order to promote export competitiveness.

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  • Chen, Shiu-Sheng, 2012. "Bernanke Was Right: Currency Manipulation Policy in Emerging Foreign Exchange Markets," MPRA Paper 36184, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:36184
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    Keywords

    Official Intervention; Foreign Reserves;

    JEL classification:

    • E58 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Central Banks and Their Policies
    • F31 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Foreign Exchange

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