University of Alberta
School of Business
Canada T6G 2R6
NBER Working Papers and Publications
|June 2010||Does Foreign Exchange Reserve Decumulation Lead to Currency Appreciation?|
with Kathryn M.E. Dominguez, Rasmus Fatum: w16044
Many developing countries have increased their foreign reserve stocks dramatically in recent years, often motivated by the desire for precautionary self-insurance. One of the negative consequences of large accumulations for these countries is the risk of valuation losses. In this paper we examine the implications of systematic reserve decumulation by the Czech authorities aimed at mitigating valuation losses on euro-denominated assets. The policy was explicitly not intended to influence the value of the koruna relative to the euro. Initially the timing and size of reserve sales was not predictable, eventually sales occurred on a daily basis (in three equal installments within the day). This project examines whether these reserve sales, both during the regime of discretionary timing as we...
Published: “Do Sales of Foreign Exchange Reserves Lead to Currency Appreciation?” with Rasmus Fatum and Pavel Vacek, Journal of Money, Credit and Banking , vol. 45, 5, 2013, 867 ‐ 890.