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Examining The Asymmetric Behaviour Of Macroeconomic Aggregates In Asian Economies

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  • PareshKumar Narayan
  • Seema Narayan

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The goal of this paper is to test for asymmetric behaviour of macroeconomic aggregates for three Asian economies; namely, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Korea. Whether macroeconomic aggregates can be characterised as asymmetric has important implications for policy-making and econometric modelling including forecasting. We examine two forms of asymmetries; specifically deepness, which arises when a detrended time series contains an asymmetric distribution, and steepness, which arises when the first difference of a series contains an asymmetric distribution. Overall, our findings suggest that for all three countries, the bulk of the series display asymmetry behaviour. Copyright 2008 The Authors. Journal compilation 2008 Blackwell Publishing Asia Pty Ltd

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  • PareshKumar Narayan & Seema Narayan, 2008. "Examining The Asymmetric Behaviour Of Macroeconomic Aggregates In Asian Economies," Pacific Economic Review, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 13(5), pages 567-574, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:pacecr:v:13:y:2008:i:5:p:567-574
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    3. Veli Yilanci, 2012. "Investigating Asymmetries in Macroeconomic Aggregates of Central and Eastern European Economies," The AMFITEATRU ECONOMIC journal, Academy of Economic Studies - Bucharest, Romania, vol. 14(31), pages 223-229, February.
    4. Apergis, Nicholas & Eleftheriou, Sofia, 2016. "Gold returns: Do business cycle asymmetries matter? Evidence from an international country sample," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 57(C), pages 164-170.

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