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Interest Rates and Exchange Rate Relationship in BRIC-T Countries

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  • Selim KAYHAN

    () (Bozok University, Faculty of Business and Administration, Department of Economics)

  • Tayfur BAYAT

    () (Inonu University, Faculty of Business and Administration, Department of Economics)

  • Ahmet UGUR

    () (Inonu University, Faculty of Business and Administration, Department of Economics)

Abstract

This study examines the dynamic relationships between the real exchange rate and the real interest rate in the BRIC-T (Brazil, Russia, India, China and Turkey) countries by employing monthly data from the beginning of flexible exchange rate regime to July 2011. For this aim, non-linear causality test and frequency domain causality test approaches are used. According to frequency domain causality test results, interest rate affects exchange rate in only China and this effect exist only in the long run. On the other hand, exchange rate shocks induce changes in interest rate in the shorter period.

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  • Selim KAYHAN & Tayfur BAYAT & Ahmet UGUR, 2013. "Interest Rates and Exchange Rate Relationship in BRIC-T Countries," Ege Academic Review, Ege University Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, vol. 13(2), pages 227-236.
  • Handle: RePEc:ege:journl:v:13:y:2013:i:2:p:227-236
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    Keywords

    Interest rate; real exchange rate; BRIC-T; Frequency domain; nonlinear causality;

    JEL classification:

    • E52 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Monetary Policy
    • E58 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Central Banks and Their Policies
    • F31 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Foreign Exchange

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