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The Fragility of Overshooting

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    Using VAR, a large literature claims to find evidence of some form of Dornbuschovershooting. But the evidence is fragile in the sense of Leamer. The literature uses the wrong test for overshooting, unusually narrow confidence intervals and questionable shocks. In addition, it is difficult to reconcile overshooting with the fact that daily and weekly exchangerates are approximately martingales.

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    Paper provided by Department of Economics, UC Santa Barbara in its series University of California at Santa Barbara, Economics Working Paper Series with number qt4rd5j98c.

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    Date of creation: 30 May 2012
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    Handle: RePEc:cdl:ucsbec:qt4rd5j98c

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    Keywords: Business; Social and Behavioral Sciences; overshooting; fragility; exchange rate; martingale; impulse response; step response;

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