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Risk reduction in the EMS? Evidence from trends in exchange rate properties

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The performance of the European Monetary System is still being debated. On the subject of exchange rate characteristics it has been claimed that evidence from looking at the statistical properties of the exchange rate distribution indicates an increased risk for agents. Others argue that the apparent success of the EMS is illusory, as it has not performed better than other currencies over the same period. We analyse these propositions by searching for trends in risk of EMS exchange rates and comparing them to outside benchmarks. We find properties indicating decreasing risk and these results also hold when structural breaks are considered. Moreover, this decline seems to be faster than for world benchmarks.

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Frömmel, Michael, and Lukas Menkhoff. 2001. “Risk Reduction in the EMS? Evidence from Trends in Exchange Rate Properties.” Journal of Common Market Studies 39 (2): 285–306.
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Frömmel, M., & Menkhoff, L. (2001). Risk reduction in the EMS? Evidence from trends in exchange rate properties. JOURNAL OF COMMON MARKET STUDIES, 39(2), 285–306.
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Frömmel M, Menkhoff L. Risk reduction in the EMS? Evidence from trends in exchange rate properties. JOURNAL OF COMMON MARKET STUDIES. Blackwell Publ. Ltd.; 2001;39(2):285–306.
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Frömmel, Michael, and Lukas Menkhoff. “Risk Reduction in the EMS? Evidence from Trends in Exchange Rate Properties.” JOURNAL OF COMMON MARKET STUDIES 39.2 (2001): 285–306. Print.
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  abstract     = {The performance of the European Monetary System is still being debated. On the subject of exchange rate characteristics it has been claimed that evidence from looking at the statistical properties of the exchange rate distribution indicates an increased risk for agents. Others argue that the apparent success of the EMS is illusory, as it has not performed better than other currencies over the same period. We analyse these propositions by searching for trends in risk of EMS exchange rates and comparing them to outside benchmarks. We find properties indicating decreasing risk and these results also hold when structural breaks are considered. Moreover, this decline seems to be faster than for world benchmarks.},
  author       = {Frömmel, Michael and Menkhoff, Lukas},
  issn         = {0021-9886},
  journal      = {JOURNAL OF COMMON MARKET STUDIES},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {285--306},
  publisher    = {Blackwell Publ. Ltd.},
  title        = {Risk reduction in the EMS? Evidence from trends in exchange rate properties},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1468-5965.00289},
  volume       = {39},
  year         = {2001},
}

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