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Does Fisher hypothesis hold for the East Asian Economies? an application of panel unit root tests

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  • Ling, Tai-Hu
  • Venus, Khim-Sen Liew
  • Syed Khalid Wafa, Syed Azizi Wafa

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This study provides evidence supportive of Fisher hypothesis in East Asian economies using panel unit root tests, which allow for the consideration of cross-country interdependence of real interest rates in the estimation. One important implication of our finding is that monetary policy will be more effective in influencing long-term interest rates and long-run macroeconomic stability in these East Asian economies with regional collaboration.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 21601.

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Date of creation: 2008
Date of revision: Jan 2010
Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:21601

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Keywords: Fisher Hypothesis; macroeconomics; East Asia; panel unit root; interest rates;

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