Unveiling the Effects of Foreign Exchange Intervention : A Panel Approach

Author/Editor:

Gustavo Adler ; Noemie Lisack ; Rui Mano

Publication Date:

June 23, 2015

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

We study the effect of foreign exchange intervention on the exchange rate relying on an instrumental-variables panel approach. We find robust evidence that intervention affects the level of the exchange rate in an economically meaningful way. A purchase of foreign currency of 1 percentage point of GDP causes a depreciation of the nominal and real exchange rates in the ranges of [1.7-2.0] percent and [1.4-1.7] percent respectively. The effects are found to be quite persistent. The paper also explores possible asymmetric effects, and whether effectiveness depends on the depth of domestic financial markets.

Series:

Working Paper No. 15/130

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

June 23, 2015

ISBN/ISSN:

9781513514864/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA2015130

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

42

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