Monetary fundamentals and exchange rate dynamics under different nominal regimes
Sarno, Lucio, Valente, Giorgio and Wohar, Mark E. (2003) Monetary fundamentals and exchange rate dynamics under different nominal regimes. Discussion Paper. London: Centre for Economic Policy Research (Great Britain). Discussion paper (Centre for Economic Policy Research (Great Britain)) (No.398).
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We investigate the dynamic relationship between the US dollar exchange rate and its fundamentals across different exchange rate regimes using data going back to the late 1800s or early 1900s for six industrialized countries. For these countries there is evidence of a long-run relation between the nominal exchange rate and monetary fundamentals consistent with conventional theories of exchange rate determination. We employ a Markov-switching vector equilibrium correction model that allows for regime shifts in the entire set of parameters and the variance-covariance matrix. Our results suggest that the relative importance of exchange rates and fundamentals in restoring the long-run equilibrium level implied by the exchange rate-monetary fundamentals model varies significantly over time and is affected by the nominal exchange rate regime in operation.
|Item Type:||Working or Discussion Paper (Discussion Paper)|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HG Finance|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Dollar, American, Foreign exchange rates -- United States, Nonlinear theories, Monetary policy -- United States, Markov processes|
|Series Name:||Discussion paper (Centre for Economic Policy Research (Great Britain))|
|Publisher:||Centre for Economic Policy Research (Great Britain)|
|Place of Publication:||London|
|Official Date:||July 2003|
|Number of Pages:||39|
|Status:||Not Peer Reviewed|
|Access rights to Published version:||Open Access|
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