The IMF’s Reserves Template and Nominal Exchange Rate Volatility

Author/Editor:

Jesus R Gonzalez-Garcia ; John Cady

Publication Date:

December 1, 2006

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

The effects of the adoption of the IMF's International Reserves and Foreign Currency Liquidity Data Template on nominal exchange rate volatility are investigated for 48 countries. Estimation of panel data models indicates that nominal exchange rate volatility decreases following dissemination of reserves template data while the effects of indebtedness and reserve adequacy on volatility exhibit statistically significant changes.

Series:

Working Paper No. 06/274

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

December 1, 2006

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451865349/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA2006274

Format:

Paper

Pages:

22

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