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The Czech Crown's Volatility Under Modified Exchange Regimes

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  • Evzen Kocenda

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This paper examines the behaviour of the Czech crown's exchange rate when pegged to a currency basket. The peg is supposed to limit the overall instability of the currency. The GARCH(1,1) model with a dummy variable for the volatility response is used to account for a change in the width of the fluctuation band. The results of this paper show that volatility of the exchange rate decreased after a much wider fluctuation band was introduced to limit movements of the currency basket index. Copyright The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, 1998.
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  • Evzen Kocenda, 1997. "The Czech Crown's Volatility Under Modified Exchange Regimes," William Davidson Institute Working Papers Series 29, William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan.
  • Handle: RePEc:wdi:papers:1997-29
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    1. Buch, Claudia M. & Heinrich, Ralph P. & Pierdzioch, Christian, 1998. "Taxing short-term capital flows - An option for transition economies?," Kiel Discussion Papers 321, Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW).

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    exchange rates; currency basket; GARCH; volatility; fluctuation band;

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