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Regime switches, exchange rates and European integration

Alessandra Mongiardino

Regime switches, exchange rates and European integration

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Published by typescript in [s.l.] .
Written in English


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Thesis (Ph.D.) - University of Warwick, 1995.

Statementby Alessandra Mongiardino.
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Modern Exchange Rate Regimes. Currently, most governments use one of three different exchange rate systems: Managed Floating Exchange Rate – This is the system that most developed nations use. In this system, the currency is allowed to float against all other currencies thereby letting market forces determine the value of the currency.


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Regime switches, exchange rates and European integration Europe and the US experienced in the s and adopt the Hamilton filter for the analysis of inflation differentials for the ERM countries against Germany The results are supportive of the view that the ERM membership helped inflation-prone countries to reduce inflation in the first Author: Alessandra Mongiardino.

This study provides evidence of periodically collapsing bubbles in the British pound to US dollar exchange rate in the post period. We develop two- and three-state regime-switching (RS) models that relate the expected exchange rate return to Cited by: 8.

sample for many exchange rates, but the Markov model does not generate superior forecasts to a random walk or the forward rate. Engle and Hakkio () examine the behavior of European Monetary System exchange rates using Markov switching model and find that the changes in exchange rate match the periodic extreme volatil-ity.

The literature on the OCA theory came to light in the early s: a period characterised inter alia by the Bretton Woods fixed (but adjustable) exchange rate regime, capital controls in many countries and the incipient process of European integration. Note that there are a number of different types of exchange rate arrangements determining the nominal exchange rates of our country pairs.

Germany was at the heart of the Exchange Rate Mechanism (ERM) of the European Monetary System (EMS), which was a system of multilateral pegs and developed into a currency union in Argentina for.

perspective of European integration, (ii) exchange rate stability is vital for countries The Exchange Rate Mechanism II (Statement by European Council, NovemberSee European Commission, ) • Prior to accession, there are no formal restrictions on the choice of an exchange rate regime, with the exception of euroisation, which.

To illustrate, Fig. 1 depicts the regime probabilities based on PRI 2 for Brazil over high (regime 1) and low (regime 2) exchange rate intervention periods. The identified regimes correspond closely to Brazil's macroeconomic performance since the mids and suggest three episodes of floating (regime 2) for Brazil: the hyperinflation period following the failed Crucado Plan, the.

To account for time-varying integration, I use a regime-switching model to allow the shock sensitivities to change over time. I find regime switches to be both statistically and economically important. Both the EU and U.S.

shock spillover intensity increased substantially over the s and s, though the rise is more pronounced for EU. The system presents members' exchange rate regimes against alternative monetary policy frameworks with the intention of using both criteria as a way of providing greater transparency in the classification scheme and to illustrate that different exchange rate regimes can be consistent with similar monetary policy frameworks.

It is a great pleasure and an honour for me to have this opportunity to present my views on the European integration process and the role of the euro in this process. Stage Three of Economic and Monetary Union started on 1 January when the exchange rates of the currencies of 11 EU countries were irrevocably fixed.

in-sample for many exchange rates, but the Markov model does not generate superior fore-casts to a random walk or the forward rate. Engle and Hakkio () examine the behavior of European Monetary System exchange rates using Markov switching model and find that the changes in exchange rate match Regime switches periodic extreme volatility.

The real exchange rate takes into account the effects of inflation. If the Euro falls by 5% against the Yen but there is 5% inflation in Europe, the real exchange rate is assumed to be unchanged.

If Europeans sell software and the Japanese sell cars. An exchange rate regime is the way a monetary authority of a country or currency union manages the currency in relation to other currencies and the foreign exchange is closely related to monetary policy and the two are generally dependent on many of the same factors, such as economic scale and openness, inflation rate, elasticity of the labor market, financial market development.

This book presents theoretical and empirical analyses of the new developments in exchange rate regimes in developing countries since the s. It addresses a variety of exchange rate regimes from hard peg to floating and their impact in regions such as East Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe.

Introduction. 1In many cases, emerging countries which had, at first, chosen a fixed or a quasi-fixed exchange rate regime (Mexico, Korea, Thailand) had to turn to a more flexible regime after an exchange rate r, this observation does not seem to discourage the Central European countries from joining EMU (the European Monetary Union) in the near future.

Exchange Rates, Economic Integration and the International Economy Edited By L. Michelis and M. Lovewell. No part of this book may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval exchange-rate regimes and have stimulated a renewed search for alternative.

their exchange rates to the US dollar. European monetary integration began with a limited regional agreement, evolved into a Deutschmark link, and eventually became a monetary union with a single currency and a common central bank. Countries in the eastern Caribbean and southern Africa have also developed monetary unions.

A fixed exchange rate, sometimes called a pegged exchange rate, is a type of exchange rate regime in which a currency's value is fixed or pegged by a monetary authority against the value of another currency, a basket of other currencies, or another measure of value, such as gold.

There are benefits and risks to using a fixed exchange rate system. A fixed exchange rate is typically used to. In a fixed exchange rate regime, the entire institutional infrastructure is geared towards identifying evasion of foreign exchange controls and imposing penal punishments.

A fixed exchange rate creates a flourishing parallel market for foreign exchange in which the ‘true’ value of the domestic currency is determined by market forces. Published by European Centre for Research Training and Development UK () 11 CHOOSING AN OPTIMAL EXCHANGE RATE REGIME: A CRITICAL LITERATURE REVIEW Mustapha ZIKY*1 Aleksander BERENTSEN** Mariam OUCHEN *** ABSTRACT: This paper critically reviews the theoretical and empirical literature on the.

exchange rate regimes. Although the literature on exchange rate arrangements is vast, much of it can be organized around several central themes reflecting the main trade-offs in the choice of exchange rate regime.

In chapter 3, I take the analysis a step further and explore the. The theory of the OCA became important in the and s when the fixed exchange rate regime of the Bretton Woods system was thought to create balance of payments crises.

At that time, as some economists were calling for flexible exchange rates, others were searching for other exchange rate systems. The OCA was an example of the latter. Variability of the real exchange rate is generally positively related to exchange rate flexibility.

Higher variability is more likely to shift the country to the floating exchange regime, which is expected to offset the exchange rate volatility (Melvin, and Savvides, ).

For example if you think the volatility of short term rates is during economic exapansions and during recessions, then that would be a very simple regime switch model.

The parameters of the model (in this case just the vol) change from time to time. Specifically it 'switches' at certain times from one value to another. Journal of International Money and Finance (), 2, Exchange-Rate Regimes in Transition: Italy " ROBERT P.

FLOOD Department of Economics, Northwestern University, Evanston [LUSA AND NANCY P. MARION Department of Economics, Dartmouth College, Hanover NHUSA In order to explain the behavior of the lira during the operation of the Italian two-tier exchange.

Exchange rates are set, either directly or indirectly, by government policy. Exchange rates are also central to the global economy, for they profoundly influence all international economic activity. Despite the critical role of exchange rate policy, there are few definitive explanations of why governments choose the currency policies they s: 7.

Exchange Rate Monetary Policy European Central Bank Exchange Rate Regime Foreign Exchange Market These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors.

This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves. desired exchange rate regime, and especially whether to fix the exchange rate against either some other nation’s currency or a commodity such as gold.

The second is the level (price) of the exchange rate.1 The exchange rate regime has two common meanings. The first refers to the prevailing international monetary arrangements. The gold. 22 2 Exchange Rate Regimes in Middle East and Nor2 th Africa Countries Classification of Exchange Rate Regime Choosing the proper classification of exchange rate arrangements before investigating is crucial and not straight-forward.

In particular the exclusive use of official classifications could be misleading. Supply and demand for sterling determines the exchange rate of the pound. If demand for sterling goes up, then its price will too. That is affected by lots of different factors, including.

The choice of exchange rate regimes has been a central decision facing policymakers in transition economies. The exchange rate regime has important implications for inflation, trade, and monetary policy, and is also crucial to the eventual integration of the transition economies into the European Union and its Economic and Monetary Union.

Countries prefer a fixed exchange rate regime for the purposes of export and trade. By controlling its domestic currency a country can—and will more often than not—keep its exchange rate.

Crawling pegs:A crawling peg is an exchange rate regime, usually seen as a part of fixed exchange rate regimes, that allows gradual depreciation or appreciation in an exchange rate. The system is a method to fully utilize the peg under the fixed exchange regimes, as well as the flexibility under the floating exchange rate regime.

The euro area was not alone in adopting a flexible exchange rate regime. Most mature economies and some emerging economies also pursue a floating exchange rate regime.

This begs an important question: if you leave it to the market to determine exchange rates, does this mean that there is no role to be played by policy-makers at all. Reveals that Ireland has experienced six major changes in exchange rate regimes over the period to today.

Provides a historical perspective on this experience. Indicates that Irish nominal variables have been affected by the exchange rate regime and that membership of exchange rate regimes has both affected and has been used to justify policies followed by the Irish government.

"This book details how an open economy functions. Particular attention is paid to the problems of international economic integration at both the commercial and monetary level.

This highly accessible textbook introduces students to the subject as well as equips them for further study. Machine-readable bibliographic record - MARC, RIS, BibTeX Document Object Identifier (DOI): /w Published: Ang, Andrew and Geert Bekaert. "Regime Switches In Interest Rates," Journal of Business and Economic Statistics,v20(2,Apr), citation courtesy of.

Abstract. This chapter examines whether it is desirable for, and the ability of, the Central and Eastern European candidates for accession to the European Union (EU) to participate in the new exchange rate mechanism (ERM-2), and eventually in the economic and monetary union (EMU).

Gray () and Bekaert, Hodrick and Marshall () all examine empirical models of regime switches in interest rates. Importantly, RS models accomodate regime-dependent mean reversion of interest rates. Mankiw and Miron (), among others, argue that the predictive power of the term spread for.

n Exchange rate regime? The Exchange Rate Mechanism Of the European Monetary System Two rules: lParity grid rule: % (officially 15%) limit on tCapital market integration tRelative inflation lWhen monetary policies are similar and inflation rates converge, a fixed exchange-rate system is.Assume the euro/dollar exchange rate quoted in Tokyo at 6 a.m.

is €1 = $ If the New York euro/dollar exchange rate at the same time (5 p.m. New York time) is €1 = $, a dealer could make a profit through countertrade. currency swap. arbitrage forward exchange. carry trade.Exchange rate regime has often been likened to monetary policies and it may be concluded that both the processes are actually dependent on a lot of similar factors.

There are some basic exchange rate regimes that are used nowadays â the floating exchange rate, the pegged float exchange rate and the fixed or pegged exchange rate.