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dc.contributor.authorBEKIROS, Stelios D.
dc.date.accessioned2011-05-26T15:40:41Z
dc.date.available2011-05-26T15:40:41Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.issn1725-6704
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1814/17580
dc.description.abstractThe present study builds upon the seminal work of Engel and West [2005, Journal of Political Economy 113, 485-517] and in particular on the relationship between exchange rates and fundamentals. The paper discusses the well-known puzzle that fundamental variables such as money supplies, interest rates, outputs etc. provide help in predicting changes in floating exchange rates. It also tests the theoretical result of Engel and West (2005) that in a rational expectations present-value model, the asset price manifests near–random walk behaviour if the fundamentals are I(1) and the factor for discounting future fundamentals is near one. The study explores the direction and nature of causal interdependencies and cross-correlations among the most widely traded currencies in the world, their country-specific fundamentals and their US-differentials. A new VAR/VECM-GARCH multivariate filtering approach is implemented, whilst linear and nonlinear non-causality is tested on the time series. In addition to pairwise causality testing, several different groupings of variables are explored. The methodology is extensively tested and validated on simulated and empirical data. The implication is that although exchange rates and fundamentals appear to be linked in a way that is broadly consistent with asset-pricing models, there is no indication of a prevailing causal behaviour from fundamentals to exchange rates or vice-versa. When nonlinear effects are accounted for, the evidence implies that the pattern of leads and lags changes over time. These results may influence the greater predictability of currency markets. Overall, fundamentals may be important determinants of FX rates, however there may be some other unobservable variables driving the currency rates that current asset-pricing models have not yet captured.en
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dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEUI ECOen
dc.relation.ispartofseries2011/21en
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subjectsimulation-based inferenceen
dc.subjectcausalityen
dc.subjectrandom walken
dc.subjectfilteringen
dc.subjectnonlinearityen
dc.subjectasset-pricingen
dc.subjectF31en
dc.subjectF37en
dc.subjectC52en
dc.subjectC53en
dc.titleExchange Rates and Fundamentals: Co-movement, long-run relationships and short-run dynamicsen
dc.typeWorking Paperen
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