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Market effects of foreign exchange coordinated intervention

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  • Ferré Carracedo, Montserrat
  • Manzano, Carolina

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In this article we develop a theoretical microstructure model of coordinated central bank intervention based on asymmetric information. We study the economic implications of coordination on some measures of market quality and show that the model predicts higher volatility and more significant exchange rate changes when central banks coordinate compared to when they intervene unilaterally. Both these predictions are in line with empirical evidence. Keywords: coordinated foreign exchange intervention, market microstructure. JEL Classification: D82, E58, F31, G14

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  • Ferré Carracedo, Montserrat & Manzano, Carolina, 2008. "Market effects of foreign exchange coordinated intervention," Working Papers 2072/5366, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Department of Economics.
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    Keywords

    Bancs centrals; Planificació centralitzada; Models economètrics; Estructura econòmica; 338 - Situació econòmica. Política econòmica. Gestió; control i planificació de l'economia. Producció. Serveis. Turisme. Preus;

    JEL classification:

    • D82 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Asymmetric and Private Information; Mechanism Design
    • 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
    • G14 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Information and Market Efficiency; Event Studies; Insider Trading

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