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A new interpretation of the exchange rate-yield differential nexus

  • Jerry Coakley

    (Department of Accounting, Finance and Management, University of Essex, UK)

  • Ana-Maria Fuertes

    (Faculty of Finance, Sir John Cass Business School, UK)

  • Andrew Wood

    (Department of Accounting, Finance and Management, University of Essex, UK)

Empirical studies have had difficulty in establishing the long-run relationship between real exchange rates and real yield differentials predicted by sticky price exchange rate models. We revisit this issue in a nonstationary panel regression framework. This facilitates estimation of a long-run parameter even when the underlying relation-ship is subject to permanent shocks or the variables do not cointegrate. The slope coefficient estimate from a sample of 23 industrialized countries 1973M1-1998M12 has the correct sign and is statistically significant for both short and long-term yields. These results support fundamentals-based models of exchange rate behaviour while permitting real factors to play a role. Moreover, they indicate that capital markets integration is more advanced than hitherto believed. Copyright © 2004 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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Article provided by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. in its journal International Journal of Finance & Economics.

Volume (Year): 9 (2004)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
Pages: 201-218

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Handle: RePEc:ijf:ijfiec:v:9:y:2004:i:3:p:201-218
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