BA Topics

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The performance of fixed vs. flexible exchange rate regimes
Rose, Andrew K. (2011), Exchange rate regimes in the modern era: fixed, floating, and flaky. Journal of Economic Literature 49.3, 652-672.


FX intervention policy in small open economies
Menkhoff, Lukas. (2013), Foreign Exchange Intervention in Emerging Markets: A Survey of Empirical Studies. World Economy.
 
The effects of ECB unconventional programs
Falagiarda, M. and S. Reitz (2015), Announcements of ECB Unconventional Programs: Implications for The Sovereign Risk of Italy, Journal of International Money and Finance.
 
Monetary policy in emerging markets
Frankel, J. A. (2010). Monetary policy in emerging markets: A survey, NBER Working Paper No. 16125.
 
Asset-Market Effects of Unconventional Monetary Policy
Rogers, J., Scotti, C., Wright, J. (2014). Evaluating Asset-Market Effects of Unconventional Monetary Policy: A Cross-Country Comparison. International Finance Discussion Papers 1101, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.
 
The Determinants of the Extreme Capital Flow Episodes
Forbes, K., Warnock, F. (2012). Capital Flow Waves: Surges, Stops, Flight, and Retrenchment. Journal of International Economics 88 (2), 235-251.
 
Macroeconomic implications of and policy responses to surges in private capital inflows
Cardarelli, R., S. Elekdag, and M. Kose (2010), Capital Inflows Macroeconomic Implications and Policy Responses, Economic Systems, 34(4), 333–356.
 
Japanese Monetary Policy
Hausman, J. and Wieland, J. (2014), Abenomics: Preliminary Analysis and Outlook, Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, Spring 2014.

Exchange Rates in Target Zones – The Swiss Experience
Studer-Suter, R. and A. Janssen (2014), The Swiss Franc’s Honeymoon, University of Zurich Working Paper.
 
The Global Financial Cycle and Emerging Financial Markets – the Case of Brazil
de Roure, C., S. Furnagiev, and S. Reitz (2015), The Microstructure of Exchange Rate Management: FX Intervention and Capital Controls in Brazil, Applied Economics 47, 3617 – 3632.

The Greek Financial Crisis
Gibson, H., S. Hall, and G. Tavlas (2012), The Greek financial crisis: Growing imbalances and sovereign spreads, Journal of International Money and Finance 31, 498 – 516.

European Government debt Crisis
Lane, P. (2012), The European Government Debt Crisis, Journal of Economic Perspectives 26, 49 – 68.

Unconventional Monetary Policy Measure During Times of Crisis
Joyce, M., D. Miles, A. Scott, and D. Vayanos (2012), Quantitative Easing and Unconventional Monetary Policy – An Introduction, The Economic Journal 122, 271 – 288.