Estimating Exchange Rate Dynamics with Diffusion Processes: An Application to Greek Emu Data

21 Pages Posted: 22 Mar 2004

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Mark M. Trede

University of Muenster - Faculty of Economics

Bernd Wilfling

Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität

Date Written: 2004

Abstract

Recently various exchange rate models capturing the dynamics during the transition from an exchange rate arrangement of floating rates into a currency union have been derived. Technically, these stochastic equilibrium models are diffusion processes which have to be estimated by discretely sampled observations. Using daily exchange rate data prior to the Greek EMU-entrance in January 2001 this paper develops a rigorous estimation procedure. The estimates provide statistical evidence of increased central bank intervention activities in the run-up to the Greek EMU entrance. Thus the modelling and estimation framework establishes an approach for detecting intervention phases in the absence of concrete intervention data.

Keywords: Diffusion processes,estimation, exchange rates, EMU, central bank interventions

JEL Classification: C13, C22, F31, F33

Suggested Citation

Trede, Mark M. and Wilfling, Bernd, Estimating Exchange Rate Dynamics with Diffusion Processes: An Application to Greek Emu Data (2004). HWWA Discussion Paper No. 267. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=519342 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.519342

Mark M. Trede

University of Muenster - Faculty of Economics ( email )

Universitätsstr. 14-16
48143 Munster
Germany

Bernd Wilfling (Contact Author)

Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität ( email )

Professur für Empirische Wirtschaftsforschung
Am Stadtgraben 9
Münster, 48143
Germany
+49 - 251 - 83 25040 (Phone)
+49 - 251 - 83 25042 (Fax)

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