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Expectations on the yen/dollar exchange rate - Evidence from the Wall Street Journal forecast poll

  • Ruelke, Jan C.
  • Frenkel, Michael R.
  • Stadtmann, Georg
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    We use the foreign exchange forecasts of the Wall Street Journal poll to analyze forecasters' expectation formation process for the yen against the US dollar for the period 1989-2007. We also contrast the expectation formation process with the actual exchange rate process. We find that most forecasters have contrarian and stabilizing exchange rate expectations. Our results also indicate significant heterogeneity between forecasters. However, forecasters on average underestimate the degree of contrarian and stabilizing behavior.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of the Japanese and International Economies.

    Volume (Year): 24 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 3 (September)
    Pages: 355-368

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