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The Exchange Rate and its Fundamentals in a Complex World

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  • Paul De Grauwe
  • Marianna Grimaldi
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    We develop a nonlinear exchange rate model with heterogeneous agents. Some agents adopt a "fundamentalist" forecasting rule, while others use a "chartist" forecasting rule. We show that the model is capable of explaining the empirical puzzles relating to exchange rate movements. In particular, the model explains the "exchange rate determination" and PPP puzzles, the excess volatility, and fat tails in exchange rate returns. Copyright Blackwell Publishing Ltd 2005..

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    Article provided by Wiley Blackwell in its journal Review of International Economics.

    Volume (Year): 13 (2005)
    Issue (Month): 3 (08)
    Pages: 549-575

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    Handle: RePEc:bla:reviec:v:13:y:2005:i:3:p:549-575

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    1. Kühl, Michael, 2009. "Excess comovements between the Euro/US dollar and British pound/US dollar exchange rates," Center for European, Governance and Economic Development Research Discussion Papers 89, University of Goettingen, Department of Economics.
    2. Dewachter, Hans & Houssa, Romain & Lyrio, Marco & Kaltwasser, Pablo Rovira, 2011. "Dynamic Forecasting Rules and the Complexity of Exchange Rate Dynamics," Insper Working Papers wpe_260, Insper Working Paper, Insper Instituto de Ensino e Pesquisa.
    3. Manzan, S. & Westerhoff, F., 2002. "Heterogeneous Expectations, Exchange Rate Dynamics and Predictability," CeNDEF Working Papers 02-14, Universiteit van Amsterdam, Center for Nonlinear Dynamics in Economics and Finance.
    4. Paul De Grauwe & Agnieszka Markiewicz, 2006. "Learning to Forecast the Exchange Rate: Two Competing Approaches," Computing in Economics and Finance 2006 367, Society for Computational Economics.
    5. Kaltwasser, Pablo Rovira, 2010. "Uncertainty about fundamentals and herding behavior in the FOREX market," Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, Elsevier, vol. 389(6), pages 1215-1222.
    6. Bauer, Christian & De Grauwe, Paul & Reitz, Stefan, 2007. "Exchange rate dynamics in a target zone: a heterogeneous expectations approach," Discussion Paper Series 1: Economic Studies 2007,11, Deutsche Bundesbank, Research Centre.
    7. Sanidas, Elias, 2005. "The Australian Dollar's Long-Term Fluctuations and Trend: The Commodity Prices-cum-Economic Cycles Hypothesis," Economics Working Papers wp05-29, School of Economics, University of Wollongong, NSW, Australia.
    8. Proaño, Christian R., 2011. "Exchange rate determination, macroeconomic dynamics and stability under heterogeneous behavioral FX expectations," Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Elsevier, vol. 77(2), pages 177-188, February.
    9. Li, Dandan & Ghoshray, Atanu & Morley, Bruce, 2013. "An empirical study of nonlinear adjustment in the UIP model using a smooth transition regression model," International Review of Financial Analysis, Elsevier, vol. 30(C), pages 109-120.
    10. Kühl, Michael, 2009. "Excess comovements between the Euro/US dollar and British pound/US dollar exchange rates," Center for European, Governance and Economic Development Research Discussion Papers 89, University of Goettingen, Department of Economics.

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