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Early Warning Systems for Currency Crises with Real-Time Data

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  • Tjeerd M. Boonman

    () (Banco de México)

  • Jan P. A. M. Jacobs

    () (University of Groningen
    University of Tasmania
    CAMA
    CIRANO)

  • Gerard H. Kuper

    () (University of Groningen)

  • Alberto Romero

    () (Banco de México)

Abstract

Abstract This paper investigates the performance of early warning systems for currency crises in real-time, using forecasts of indicators that are available at the moment predictions are to be made. We investigate two types of commonly used early warning systems for currency crises: the signal approach and the logit model. We apply each EWS to a panel of fifteen emerging economies, distinguishing an estimation period 1991Q1–2010Q4 and a prediction period 2011Q1–2017Q4. We find that using indicator forecasts in the predictions worsens the ability of early warning systems to signal crises compared to the most recently available information.

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  • Tjeerd M. Boonman & Jan P. A. M. Jacobs & Gerard H. Kuper & Alberto Romero, 2019. "Early Warning Systems for Currency Crises with Real-Time Data," Open Economies Review, Springer, vol. 30(4), pages 813-835, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:openec:v:30:y:2019:i:4:d:10.1007_s11079-019-09530-0
    DOI: 10.1007/s11079-019-09530-0
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    Keywords

    Real time data; Early warning system; Currency crises; Signal approach; Logit model; Emerging economies;

    JEL classification:

    • F31 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Foreign Exchange
    • E47 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Forecasting and Simulation: Models and Applications
    • G01 - Financial Economics - - General - - - Financial Crises
    • C23 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models
    • E58 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Central Banks and Their Policies

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