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Real interest parity in Central and Eastern European countries: Evidence on integration into EU and the US markets

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  • Baharumshah, Ahmad Zubaidi
  • Soon, Siew-Voon
  • Boršič, Darja

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We investigate the validity of real interest parity (RIP) for the 13 Central and Eastern European countries, over the period 1996–2011. We consider a panel stationarity test that allows for multiple breaks advocated by Carrion-i-Silvestre et al. (2005) and confirmed the strong version of RIP. We found that the events of the last two decades, including the recent global financial crisis affected most of the real interest differential series. Based on the local-persistent model, we found that these countries take less than a year to converge to the RIP value. Financial market integration in these countries is invariant with respect to the reference country—the US and EU.

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  • Baharumshah, Ahmad Zubaidi & Soon, Siew-Voon & Boršič, Darja, 2013. "Real interest parity in Central and Eastern European countries: Evidence on integration into EU and the US markets," Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, Elsevier, vol. 25(C), pages 163-180.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:intfin:v:25:y:2013:i:c:p:163-180 DOI: 10.1016/j.intfin.2013.02.001
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    1. Claudiu Tiberiu Albulescu & Dominique Pépin & Aviral Kumar Tiwari, 2016. "A RE-EXAMINATION OF REAL INTEREST PARITY IN CEECs USING ‘OLD’ AND ‘NEW’ SECOND-GENERATION PANEL UNIT ROOT TESTS," Bulletin of Economic Research, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 68(2), pages 133-150, April.
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    Real interest rate parity; Structural breaks; Half-lives;

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    • C10 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - General
    • F36 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Financial Aspects of Economic Integration
    • F41 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Open Economy Macroeconomics

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