Official Central Bank Interventions in the Foreign Exchange Markets: A DCC Approach with Exogenous Variables

Nikolaos Antonakakis

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This paper assesses the impact of official central bank interventions (CBIs) on exchange rate returns, their volatility and bilateral correlations. By exploiting the recent publication of intervention data by the Bank of England, this study is able to investigate official interventions by a total number of four central banks, while the previous studies have been limited to three (the Federal Reserve, Bundesbank and Bank of Japan). The results of the existing literature are reappraised and refined. In particular, unilateral CBI is found to be more successful than coordinated CBI. The likely implications of these findings are then discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationGlasgow
PublisherUniversity of Strathclyde
Number of pages41
Publication statusPublished - 8 Mar 2010


  • central bank interventions
  • foreign exchange
  • multivariate garch
  • conditional correlations

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