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Exchange Rate Dynamics Under Stochastic Regime Shifts: A Unified Approach

Kenneth A. Froot, Maurice Obstfeld

NBER Working Paper No. 2835 (Also Reprint No. r1723)
Issued in June 1992
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Techniques of regulated Brownian motion are used to analyze the behavior of the exchange rate when official policy reaction functions are subject to future stochastic changes. We examine exchange-rate dynamics in alternative cases where the authorities promise (i) to confine a floating rate within a predetermined range and (ii) to peg the currency once it reaches a predetermined future level. Similarities between these and several related examples of regime switching are stressed

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Document Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3386/w2835

Published: Journal of International Economics, Vol. 31, pp. 203-229, (1991). citation courtesy of

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