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On the Equality of Real Interest Rates Across Borders in Integrated Capital Markets

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  • Minford, Patrick
  • Peel, David

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The purpose in this letter is first to review briefly the empirical results on the relationship between real interest rates and real exchange rates; this empirical literature provides little support for the hypothesis of Roll that expected real interest rates are equal in general. Our second aim is to discuss the theoretical conditions that have to be met for his hypothesis to hold.

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Paper provided by C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers in its series CEPR Discussion Papers with number 5611.

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Keywords: real exchange rates; real interest rates; roll;

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  1. Claeys, Peter & Moreno, Rosina & SuriƱach, Jordi, 2012. "Debt, interest rates, and integration of financial markets," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 29(1), pages 48-59.
  2. Peter Claeys & Rosina Moreno & Jordi SuriƱach, 2008. "Fiscal policy and interest rates: the role of financial and economic integration," IREA Working Papers 200810, University of Barcelona, Research Institute of Applied Economics, revised Sep 2008.

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