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Tests for Nonlinearity in EMS Exchange Rates

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  • Vilasuso Jon

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    (Department of Economics and Finance Clarkson University)

  • Cunningham Steve

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    (Department of Economics University of Connecticut)

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This paper tests for nonlinearity in EMS exchange rates using the bispectrum. The early experience of the ERM witnessed numerous realignments. We find that exchange rates follow a linear process over the period 1979-1987, consistent with the predictions of the realignment target zone model, where a stabilizing nonlinearity is absent. But from 1987-1992, no realignments occurred, and many currencies conformed to a nonlinear process, consistent with the credible target zone model where an inherent nonlinearity stabilizes exchange rates. However, the Italian lira and the Irish pound follow a linear process, which suggests that a target zone has not proven effective in stabilizing exchange rates.

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Article provided by De Gruyter in its journal Studies in Nonlinear Dynamics & Econometrics.

Volume (Year): 1 (1996)
Issue (Month): 3 (October)
Pages: 1-16

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Handle: RePEc:bpj:sndecm:v:1:y:1996:i:3:n:3

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Cited by:
  1. Kian-Ping Lim & Venus Khim-Sen Liew, 2003. "Testing for Non-Linearity in ASEAN Financial Markets," Finance 0308002, EconWPA.
  2. Jesús Rodríguez López & Hugo Rodríguez Mendizábal, 2006. "The optimal degree of exchange rate flexibility: A target zone approach," Working Papers 06.22, Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Department of Economics.
  3. Bernd Brandl & Christian Keber & Matthias Schuster, 2006. "An automated econometric decision support system: forecasts for foreign exchange trades," Central European Journal of Operations Research, Springer, vol. 14(4), pages 401-415, December.
  4. Jelena Zubkova & Egils Kauzens & Ivars Tillers & Martins Prusis, 2002. "Financial Market in Latvia," Working Papers 2002/02, Latvijas Banka.

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