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On exchange rates

Author: Jeffrey A Frankel
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
These seventeen essays provide an accessible and thorough reference on exchange rates in the international monetary system since 1973, when the rates were allowed to float. The essays analyze such issues as exchange rate movements, exchange risk premia, investor expectations of exchange rates, and behavior of exchange rates in different systems.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey A Frankel
ISBN: 0262061546 9780262061544
OCLC Number: 27034383
Description: xiv, 436 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part 1 The modern international monetary system: the flexible exchange rate system - experience and alternatives, (with Rudiger Dornbusch); quantifying international capital mobility in the 1980s. Part 2 The determination of exchange rate movements: on the mark - a theory of floating exchange rates based on real interest differentials; monetary and portfolio-balance models of the determination of exchange rates; why interest rates react to money announcements - an explanation from the foreign exchange market, (with Charles Engel); six possible meanings of "overvaluation" - the 1981-85 dollar; Zen and the art of modern macroeconomics - the search for perfect nothingness. Part 3 Is there an exchange risk premium?: tests of rational expectations in the forward exchange market; the diversifiability of exchange risk; in search of the exchange risk premium - a six-currency test assuming mean-variance optimization; recent estimates of time-variation in the conditional variance and in the exchange risk premium; forward discount bias - is it an exchange risk premium?, (with Kenneth A. Froot). Part 4 Exchange rate expectations: using survey data to test standard propositions regarding exchange rate expectation, (with Kenneth A. Froot); understanding the US dollar in the Eighties - the expectations of Chartists and fundamentalists, (with Kenneth A. Froot); Chartists, fundamentalists, and trading in the foreign exchange market, (with Kenneth A. Froot); foreign exchange intervention - an empirical assessment, (with Kathryn M. Dominguez); the European monetary system - credible in 1988-1991?, (with Steven Phillips).
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