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Home bias and the persistence of real exchange rates

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  • Chen, Show-Lin
  • Wu, Jyh-Lin
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    This paper investigates the half-life of real exchange rates after taking into account the impact of home bias. Empirical results indicate that the half-life of real exchange rates is in the range of 1.5 to 2years for four out of five countries after controlling the impact of home bias. These results support Obstfeld and Rogoff's (2000, NBER Macroeconomics Annual) view that home bias is crucial in explaining the PPP puzzle.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economic Modelling.

    Volume (Year): 28 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 1 ()
    Pages: 55-59

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:ecmode:v:28:y:2011:i:1:p:55-59

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    Keywords: Home bias; Real exchange rates; Half-life; Local projections;

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    1. Baharumshah, Ahmad Zubaidi & Soon, Siew-Voon & Hamzah, Nor Aishah, 2013. "Parity reversion in real interest rate in the Asian countries: Further evidence based on local-persistent model," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 35(C), pages 634-642.

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