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Target Zones Big and Small

Francisco Delgado, Bernard Dumas

NBER Working Paper No. 3601
Issued in January 1991
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Under different assumptions about the underlying monetary shocks, we study target zones of various widths and the effect they have on variables like the interest differential. The stochastic disturbances assumed are successively a non-zero mean random walk and a mean reverting process. The latter is used to incorporate the "leaning against the wind" policy (intrainarginal intervention) which is prevalent in the EMS.

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Document Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3386/w3601

Published: "Target Zones, Broad and Narrow," Exchange Rate Targets and Currency Bands.eds. P. Krugman and M. Miller. Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press, for CEPR and NBER, 1992.

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