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Exchange Monitoring Bands: Theory and Policy

Luisa Corrado (), Marcus Miller () and Lei Zhang ()

CEIS Research Paper from Tor Vergata University, CEIS

Abstract: Recent empirical research by Mark Taylor and co-authors has found evidence of hybrid dynamics for the real exchange rate. While there is a random walk near equilibrium, for real exchange rates some distance from equilibrium there is mean-reversion which increases with the degree of misalignment. An interesting question is whether this nonlinear mean-reversion is policy-induced. John Williamson (1998), for example, has proposed a "monitoring band" in which there is no intervention near equilibrium but there is substantial intervention triggered by exchange rate deviations outside a preset band. In this paper we develop a theoretical model for a stylised monitoring band to see whether it can generate patterns of nonlinear mean-reversion akin to those reported in empirical research

Keywords: Monitoring Band; Non-linear Mean-Reversion; Near Random Walk Dynamics (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D52 F31 G12 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2003-04-08
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