How Long do Unilateral Target Zones Last?
1991 (English)Report (Other academic)
We examine the expected survival time of a unilateral exchange rate target zone, when constraints on monetary policy prevent the central bank from exclusively focusing on defending the target zone. Generally the width of the target zone has a negligible effect on the expected survival time, and the dominant determinants are reserve levels and the degree of real and monetary divergence between the country in question and the rest of the world. For seemingly realistic parameters, the expected survivial time is fairly long: a few decades rather than a few years.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: IIES , 1991. , 19 p.
Seminar Paper / Institute for International Economic Studies, Stockholm University, ISSN 0347-8769 ; 509
exchange rates, interventions, reserves
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-41820OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-41820DiVA: diva2:337829