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Foreign exchange market interventions and the $-¥ exchange rate in the long run

Joscha Beckmann (), Ansgar Belke and Michael Kühl ()

Applied Economics, 2015, vol. 47, issue 38, 4037-4055

Abstract: This article examines whether foreign exchange market interventions conducted by the Bank of Japan are important for the dollar-yen exchange rate in the long run. We rely on a re-examination of the empirical performance of a monetary exchange rate model. This is basically not a new topic; however, we focus on two new questions. First, does the consideration of periods of massive interventions in the foreign exchange market uncover a potential long-run relationship between the exchange rate and its fundamentals? Second, do Forex interventions support the adjustment towards a long-run equilibrium value? Our results suggest that taking periods of interventions into account within a monetary model does improve the goodness of fit of an identified long-run relationship to a significant degree. Furthermore, Forex interventions increase the speed of adjustment towards long-run equilibrium in some periods, particularly in periods of coordinated forex interventions. Our results indicate that only coordinated interventions seem to stabilize the dollar-yen exchange rate in a long-run perspective.

Date: 2015
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DOI: 10.1080/00036846.2015.1013621

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