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Panel Estimation Of The Impact Of Exchange Rate Uncertainty On Investment In The Major Industrial Countries

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  • Joseph P. Byrne
  • E. Philip Davis

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We estimate the impact of exchange rate uncertainty on investment, using panel estimation featuring a decomposition of exchange rate volatility derived from the components GARCH model of Engle and Lee (1999). For a poolable subsample of EU countries, it is the transitory and not the permanent component of volatility which adversely affects investment, implying high frequency shocks of the type that may be generated by volatile short term capital flows are most deleterious for investment. Results based on EGARCH also suggest that the response of investment to exchange rate uncertainty may depend partly on the sign of the initial shock. (100 words)

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Paper provided by Economics and Finance Section, School of Social Sciences, Brunel University in its series Public Policy Discussion Papers with number 03-05.

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Length: 28 pages
Date of creation: Feb 2003
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Handle: RePEc:bru:bruppp:03-05

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