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Common Trend and Common Currency: Australiaand New Zealand

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  • Minsoo Lee

    (Department of Economics, Lincoln University, New Zealand)

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This note empirically examines the existence of common trend between the bilateral real exchange rates of Australia and New Zealand with two of their major trading partners, Japan and the United States, as base countries. Results from Johansen cointegration analysis show that New Zealand and Australia bilateral real exchange rates with Japan as the base country share a common stochastic trend, which can be interpreted in terms of an optimum currency area. This no longer holds should the United States be selected as the base country. This might shed light on the impact of comparative advantage in the regional trade among Australia, New Zealand, and Japan in a liberalized environment.

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Article provided by College of Business, and College of Finance, Feng Chia University, Taichung, Taiwan in its journal International Journal of Business and Economics.

Volume (Year): 2 (2003)
Issue (Month): 2 (August)
Pages: 155-165

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Handle: RePEc:ijb:journl:v:2:y:2003:i:2:p:155-165

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Keywords: common trend; optimum currency area; generalized PPP;

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  1. Sergio Da Silva & Leandro Stocco & J. Anchieta Neves, 2008. "Is Mercosur an optimum currency area? An assessment using generalized purchasing power parity," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 6(29), pages 1-13.
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