Non-Linear Exchange Rate Dynamics in Target Zones: A Bumpy Road Towards a Honeymoon - Some Evidence from the Erm, Erm2 and Selected New EU Member States

44 Pages Posted: 26 May 2005

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Jesús Crespo Cuaresma

University of Innsbruck - Department of Economic Theory, Economic Policy and Economic History

Balázs Égert

Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD); CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute); Université Paris X Nanterre - Department of Economics; William Davidson Institute

Ronald MacDonald

University of Strathclyde in Glasgow - Department of Economics; Government of New Zealand - Department of Economics; CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute)

Date Written: May 2005

Abstract

This study investigates exchange rate movements in the Exchange Rate Mechanism (ERM) of the European Monetary System (EMS) and in the Exchange Rate Mechanism II (ERM-II). On the basis of Bessec (2003), we set up a three-regime self-exciting threshold autoregressive model (SETAR) with a non-stationary central band and explicit modelling of the conditional variance. This modelling framework is employed to model daily DM-based and median currency-based bilateral exchange rates of countries participating in the original ERM and also for exchange rates of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia from 1999 to 2004. Our results confirm the presence of strong non-linearities and asymmetries in the ERM period, which, however, seem to differ across countries and diminish during the last stage of the run-up to the euro. Important non-linear adjustments are also detected for Denmark in ERM-2 and for our group of four CEE economies.

Keywords: Target zone, ERM, non-linearity, SETAR

JEL Classification: F31, G15, O10

Suggested Citation

Crespo Cuaresma, Jesús and Egert, Balazs and MacDonald, Ronald R., Non-Linear Exchange Rate Dynamics in Target Zones: A Bumpy Road Towards a Honeymoon - Some Evidence from the Erm, Erm2 and Selected New EU Member States (May 2005). ; CESifo Working Paper Series No. 1511. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=729347

Jesús Crespo Cuaresma

University of Innsbruck - Department of Economic Theory, Economic Policy and Economic History ( email )

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Austria

Balazs Egert (Contact Author)

Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) ( email )

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CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute)

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Université Paris X Nanterre - Department of Economics

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Ronald R. MacDonald

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