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Target Zones and Interest Rate Variability

Target Zones and Interest Rate Variability »

Volume/Issue: 1990/31

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Lars Svensson

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 1990

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451979992.001

ISBN: 9781451979992

Keywords: exchange rate, standard deviation, equation, exchange rate band, fixed exchange rate

The trade-off between interest rate variability and the width of an exchange rate target zone is examined, using the regulated Brownian motion model of target zones. The interest rate differential’s asymptot...

the Simplest Test of Target Zone Credibility

the Simplest Test of Target Zone Credibility »

Volume/Issue: 1990/106

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 1990

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451947007.001

ISBN: 9781451947007

Keywords: Exchange rates, target zones, credibility, devaluation risks, term structure, interest rate bands, exchange rate, foreign exchange, exchange rate band, capital flows

Under the assumption of no arbitrage exchange rate target zone credibility is tested by whether domestic interest rates fall within “rate-of-return bands” between the maximum and minimum home-currency...

What Determines Government  Spending Multipliers?

What Determines Government Spending Multipliers? »

Volume/Issue: 2012/150

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Gernot Müller , Andre Meier , and Giancarlo Corsetti

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475504217.001

ISBN: 9781475504217

Keywords: Multiplier, public finances, exchange rate regime, exchange rate, real exchange rate, Open Economy Macroeconomics,

This paper studies how the effects of government spending vary with the economic environment. Using a panel of OECD countries, we identify fiscal shocks as residuals from an estimated spending rule and trace their...

Price Volatility and Financial Instability

Price Volatility and Financial Instability »

Volume/Issue: 2001/60

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Gene Leon , and Rupert Worrell

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2001

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451848052.001

ISBN: 9781451848052

Keywords: volatility, financial instability, GARCH models, exchange rate, stock market, stock prices, stock price, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation,

Statistical measures of the volatility of exchange rates, interest rates, and stock prices are estimated for a number of countries. Periods of high volatility are identified and compared with periods of financial d...

The Credibility of Nordic Exchange Rate Bands
			: 1987-1991

The Credibility of Nordic Exchange Rate Bands : 1987-1991 »

Volume/Issue: 1992/3

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sami Geadah , Lars Svensson , and Tapio Saavalainen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1992

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451841817.001

ISBN: 9781451841817

Keywords: exchange rate, exchange rate band, forward exchange, foreign exchange

The credibility of the exchange rate bands in the Nordic countries during 1987-91 is examined with two tests. The results suggest that the credibility of Finland’s exchange rate band within a twelve-month ho...

International Financial Flows and Transactions Taxes

International Financial Flows and Transactions Taxes »

Source: International Financial Flows and Transactions Taxes : Survey and Options

Volume/Issue: 1995/60

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): P. Spahn

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 1995

ISBN: 9781451847994

Keywords: exchange rate, foreign exchange, financial markets, exchange rates, exchange markets

Tobin has suggested that exchange rate volatility be controlled through a tax on international financial transactions. This analysis shows that the Tobin tax as a pure transaction tax is not viable. The tax would i...

Is the Exchange Rate a Shock Absorber? the Case of Sweden

Is the Exchange Rate a Shock Absorber? the Case of Sweden »

Source: Is the Exchange Rate a Shock Absorber? the Case of Sweden

Volume/Issue: 1997/176

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Alun Thomas

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 1997

ISBN: 9781451975499

Keywords: exchange rate, real exchange rate, error variance, effective exchange rate, real effective exchange rate

This paper uses a structural vector autoregression representation of the Mundell-Flemming model to analyze the determinants of movements in Sweden’s real exchange rate. It finds that, while (supply and deman...

Price Impacts of Non-Adoption of the Euro for Small European Countries

Price Impacts of Non-Adoption of the Euro for Small European Countries »

Source: Price Impacts of Non-Adoption of the Euro for Small European Countries

Volume/Issue: 2006/151

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Harald Anderson , and Sibel Beadle

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2006

ISBN: 9781451864113

Keywords: Optimal Currency Area, Major World Currency, Currency Peg, Self-Enforcing Currency Area, equation, exchange rate, exchange rates, time series, foreign exchange, Self Enforcing Currency Area,

Debates surrounding the adoption of a common currency have focused on its benefits weighed against the long-term costs of losing monetary independence. These debates have assumed that the penalty for not adopting a...

Price Volatility and Financial Instability

Price Volatility and Financial Instability »

Source: Price Volatility and Financial Instability

Volume/Issue: 2001/60

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Gene Leon , and Rupert Worrell

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2001

ISBN: 9781451848052

Keywords: volatility, financial instability, GARCH models, exchange rate, stock market, stock prices, stock price, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation,

Statistical measures of the volatility of exchange rates, interest rates, and stock prices are estimated for a number of countries. Periods of high volatility are identified and compared with periods of financial d...

Rational Speculation, Financial Crises, and Optimal Policy Responses1

Rational Speculation, Financial Crises, and Optimal Policy Responses1 »

Source: Rational Speculation, Financial Crises, and Optimal Policy Responses

Volume/Issue: 2004/25

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jay Surti

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2004

ISBN: 9781451844290

Keywords: Preemptive Trade, Coordination Risk, Market Size Effect, central bank, exchange rate, domestic currency, exchange rate regime, Open Economy Macroeconomics,

This paper develops a theory of the onset of financial crises by solving for the optimal trading strategies of speculators in financial markets, in a model where each speculator tries to coordinate her trades with...