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Expected and Predicted Realignments: The FF/DM Exchange Rate During the EMS

Andrew K. Rose, Lars E.O. Svensson

NBER Working Paper No. 3685 (Also Reprint No. r2007)
Issued in April 1991
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An empirical model of time-varying realignment risk in an exchange rate target zone is developed. Expected rates of devaluation are estimated as the difference between interest race differentials and estimated expected rates of depreciation within the exchange rate band, using French Franc/Deutsche Mark data during the European Monetary System. The behavior of estimated expected rates of depreciation accord well with the theoretical model of Bertola-Svensson (1990) . We are also able to predict actual realignments with some success.

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Document Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3386/w3685

Published: Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Vol. 97, No. 2 (1995), 173-200

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