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Empirical Properties of Foreign Exchange Rates

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  • Richard J Rogalski

    (Darmouth College)

  • Joseph D Vinso

    (University of Pennyslvania)

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This paper investigates the behavior of foreign exchange rates. Empirical tests indicate that the distribution of the underlying stochastic process for foreign exchange rate changes was stable paretion during fixed rate periods while a Student model provides a relatively better description on floating rates. These findings point to an important direction for further work on the appropriate distribution for foreign exchange rates and estimates of parameters.© 1978 JIBS. Journal of International Business Studies (1978)9, 69–79

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  • Richard J Rogalski & Joseph D Vinso, 1978. "Empirical Properties of Foreign Exchange Rates," Journal of International Business Studies, Palgrave Macmillan;Academy of International Business, vol. 9(2), pages 69-79, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:pal:jintbs:v:9:y:1978:i:2:p:69-79
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    9. Chihwa Kao, 2001. "Geography, Industrial Organization, and Agglomeration Heteroskedasticity Models with Estimates of the Variances of Foreign Exchange Rates," Center for Policy Research Working Papers 34, Center for Policy Research, Maxwell School, Syracuse University.
    10. Manuel Vega & JosÈ L. Alvarez, "undated". "Tipos de cambio flexibles y volatilidad: Las regularidades empÌricas de las observaciones diarias," Studies on the Spanish Economy 116, FEDEA.
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