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Nonlinear Adjustment towards Purchasing Power Parity in ASEAN Exchange Rates

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  • Venus Khim-Sen Liew
  • Ahmad Zubaidi Baharumshahb
  • Evan Laub

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The major finding of this study is that the long run purchasing power parity (PPP) deviations of the major ASEAN exchange rates exhibit nonlinear adjustment which may be characterised by the Smooth Transition Autoregressive (STAR) model. This finding warrants us that policy decision based on inappropriate linear studies may not be effectiveness. Besides, exchange rates with deviations with higher speed of adjustment are found to be more pruned to currency crisis.

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Article provided by IUP Publications in its journal The IUP Journal of Applied Economics.

Volume (Year): III (2004)
Issue (Month): 6 (November)
Pages: 7-18

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Handle: RePEc:icf:icfjae:v:03:y:2004:i:6:p:7-18

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  1. Liew, Venus Khim-sen & Baharumshah, Ahmad Zubaidi & Chong, Terence Tai-leung, 2004. "Are Asian real exchange rates stationary?," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 83(3), pages 313-316, June.
  2. Liew, Venus Khim-Sen & Lee, Hock-Ann & Lim, Kian-Ping, 2005. "Purchasing power parity in Asian economies: further evidence from rank tests for cointegration," MPRA Paper 15530, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  3. Ahmad Zubaidi Baharumshah & Chan Tze-Haw & Stilianos Fountas, 2007. "Re-examining purchasing power parity for East-Asian currencies: 1976-2002," Applied Financial Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 18(1), pages 75-85.
  4. Liew Khim Sen & Ahmad Zubaidi Baharumshah, 2003. "Forecasting Performance of Logistic STAR Exchange Rate Model: The Original and Reparameterised Versions," GE, Growth, Math methods 0308001, EconWPA.
  5. E. Feess & Gerd Muehlheusser & M. Walzl, 2008. "Unfair contests," Journal of Economics, Springer, vol. 93(3), pages 267-291, 04.
  6. Liew, Venus Khim-Sen, 2009. "Linear and nonlinear monetary approaches to the exchange rate of the Philippines peso-Japanese yen," MPRA Paper 15550, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 05 Jun 2009.
  7. Ahmad Zubaidi Baharumshah & Liew Khim Sen & Lim Kian Ping, 2003. "Exchange Rates Forecasting Model: An Alternative Estimation Procedure," International Finance 0307005, EconWPA.
  8. Ahmad Zubaidi Baharumshah & Venus Khim-Sen Liew & Evan Lau, 2003. "Nonlinear Mean Reversion in Real Exchange Rates: Evidence from the ASEAN-5," International Trade 0308001, EconWPA.

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