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The dynamic relationship between exchange rates and macroeconomic fundamentals: Evidence from Pacific Rim countries

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  • Chang, Ming-Jen
  • Su, Che-Yi

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This study explores the linkages between exchange rates and macroeconomic fundamentals to determine the long-run relationship, the short-run dynamic correction as well as the direction of causality for several Pacific Rim countries. The conventional cointegration tests fail to find the long-run equilibrium for any country-pairs except Taiwan, but cointegration tests with structural breaks demonstrate the long-run connections between exchange rates and fundamentals for some country-pairs. Evidence from the VECM with structural breaks reveals that exchange rates bear the burden of adjustment toward the long-run equilibrium in three countries during the floating exchange rate regime. The direction of causality between exchange rates and fundamentals appears to vary over time in the S. Korea–U.S. pair. However, there is a uni-directional causality in the Canada–U.S., Japan–U.S., and Thailand–U.S. country-pairs. That is, the Canadian dollar/dollar, yen/dollar, and baht/dollar exchange rates contain information about future changes in macroeconomic fundamentals which correspond to the implications of the asset-pricing model of exchange rates. Finally, this study determines the time-varying causality between both variables during several sub-periods using a bootstrap rolling window approach for the four country-pairs.

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  • Chang, Ming-Jen & Su, Che-Yi, 2014. "The dynamic relationship between exchange rates and macroeconomic fundamentals: Evidence from Pacific Rim countries," Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, Elsevier, vol. 30(C), pages 220-246.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:intfin:v:30:y:2014:i:c:p:220-246
    DOI: 10.1016/j.intfin.2014.03.002
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    Exchange rate; Macroeconomic fundamentals; Pacific Rim countries; Structural break; Time-varying;

    JEL classification:

    • C32 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes; State Space Models
    • F31 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Foreign Exchange

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