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Official Central Bank Interventions in the Foreign Exchange Markets: A DCC Approach with Exogenous Variables

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  • Nikolaos Antonakakis

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This paper assesses the impact of official central bank interventions (CBIs) on exchange rate returns, their volatility and bilateral correlations. By exploiting the recent publication of intervention data by the Bank of England, this study is able to investigate interventions by a total number of four central banks, while the previous studies have been limited to three (the Federal Reserve, Bundesbank and Bank of Japan). The results of the existing literature are reappraised and refined. In particular, unilateral CBI is found to be more successful than coordinated CBI. The likely implications of these ndings are then discussed.

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  • Nikolaos Antonakakis, 2010. "Official Central Bank Interventions in the Foreign Exchange Markets: A DCC Approach with Exogenous Variables," Working Papers 1002, University of Strathclyde Business School, Department of Economics.
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    Keywords

    Central bank interventions; Foreign exchange; Multivariate GARCH; Conditional correlations;

    JEL classification:

    • C32 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes; State Space Models
    • 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
    • G15 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - International Financial Markets

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