Assessing central bank credibility during the EMS crises: Comparing option and spot market-based forecasts
Markus Haas (),
Stefan Mittnik and
Bruce Mizrach ()
No 2005/09, CFS Working Paper Series from Center for Financial Studies (CFS)
Financial markets embed expectations of central bank policy into asset prices. This paper compares two approaches that extract a probability density of market beliefs. The first is a simulatedmoments estimator for option volatilities described in Mizrach (2002); the second is a new approach developed by Haas, Mittnik and Paolella (2004a) for fat-tailed conditionally heteroskedastic time series. In an application to the 1992-93 European Exchange Rate Mechanism crises, that both the options and the underlying exchange rates provide useful information for policy makers.
Keywords: Options; Implied Probability Densities; GARCH; Fat-tails; Exchange Rate Mechanism (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: G12 G14 F31 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Journal Article: Assessing central bank credibility during the ERM crises: Comparing option and spot market-based forecasts (2006)
Working Paper: Assessing Central Bank Credibility During the EMS Crises: Comparing Option and Spot Market-Based Forecasts (2004)
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