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Examining real interest parity: Which component reverts quickest and in which regime?

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  • Sirichand, Kavita
  • Vivian, Andrew
  • Wohar, Mark E.

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This article re-examines real interest parity (RIP), focusing upon which component of real interest parity drives convergence to parity. We find that it is the reversion of inflation rather than nominal interest rates which is the primary source of convergence to RIP. Nominal interest rate differentials are found to be persistent during both periods. Furthermore, we additionally find that mean reversion in the inflation differentials is faster during the Gold Standard period.

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  • Sirichand, Kavita & Vivian, Andrew & Wohar, Mark E., 2015. "Examining real interest parity: Which component reverts quickest and in which regime?," International Review of Financial Analysis, Elsevier, vol. 39(C), pages 72-83.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:finana:v:39:y:2015:i:c:p:72-83
    DOI: 10.1016/j.irfa.2015.01.007
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    1. Abdullah Gulcu & Dilem Yildirim, 2018. "Smooth Breaks And Nonlinear Mean Reversion In Real Interest Parity: Evidence From East Asian Countries," ERC Working Papers 1804, ERC - Economic Research Center, Middle East Technical University, revised Feb 2018.

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    Keywords

    Comovement; Real interest rate parity; Inflation differential; Nominal interest rate differential; Fisher effect; Gold Standard; Floating exchange rate;

    JEL classification:

    • G10 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - General (includes Measurement and Data)
    • G15 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - International Financial Markets
    • G30 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - General

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