Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/19636
Authors: 
Reitz, Stefan
Taylor, Mark P.
Year of Publication: 
2006
Series/Report no.: 
Discussion paper Series 1 / Volkswirtschaftliches Forschungszentrum der Deutschen Bundesbank 2006,08
Abstract: 
The coordination channel has been proposed as a means by which foreign exchange market intervention may be effective, in addition to the traditional portfolio balance and signaling channels. If strong and persistent misalignments of the exchange rate are caused by non-fundamental influences, such that a return to equilibrium is hampered by a coordination failure among fundamentals-based traders, then central bank intervention may act as a coordinating signal, encouraging stabilizing speculators to re-enter the market at the same time. We develop this idea in the framework of a simple microstructural model of exchange rate movements, which we then estimate using daily data on the dollar-mark exchange rate and on Federal Reserve and Bundesbank intervention operations. The results are supportive of the existence of a coordination channel of intervention effectiveness.
Subjects: 
foreign exchange intervention
coordination channel
market microstructure
nonlinear mean reversion
JEL: 
C10
F41
F31
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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