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Sterling in crisis: 1964-1967

Michael D. Bordo, Ronald MacDonald, Michael J. Oliver

NBER Working Paper No. 14657
Issued in January 2009
NBER Program(s):   ME

We provide the first econometric study of foreign exchange market intervention for the UK during the sterling crises from 1964-1967. We use daily data on spot and forward dollar/sterling exchange rates and reserve movements which allows a more precise description of the loss of credibility during four currency crises. Reserve losses are consistent with exchange rate crises. External assistance given to sterling throughout this period shored up the reserves and allowed the sterling peg to be maintained.

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Document Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3386/w14657

Published: Bordo, Michael D. & Macdonald, Ronald & Oliver, Michael J., 2009. "Sterling in crisis, 1964?1967," European Review of Economic History, Cambridge University Press, vol. 13(03), pages 437-459, December.

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