A Small Foreign Exchange Market with a Long-Term Peg: Barbados

 
Author/Editor: Worrell, DeLisle ; Craigwell, Roland ; Mitchell, Travis
 
Publication Date: October 01, 2006
 
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Summary: This paper is a first analysis of daily transactions in the foreign exchange market of Barbados, a small open economy that has had an unchanged peg to the U.S. dollar for over 30 years. As a result of the credibility of the peg, we expect that capital flows will respond to differentials between U.S. and comparable Barbadian interest rates and that this will result in uncovered interest parity, when allowance is made for market frictions and large discrete events. The results are consistent with this hypothesis about the motivation for foreign exchange transactions.
 
Series: Working Paper No. 06/245
Subject(s): Foreign exchange | Barbados | Exchange rates | Interest rates | Capital flows

Author's Keyword(s): Foreign exchange | exchange rate | interest parity
 
English
Publication Date: October 01, 2006
ISBN/ISSN: 1934-7073 Format: Paper
Stock No: WPIEA2006245 Pages: 18
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