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Are Real Interest Rates Cointegrated? Further evidence based on paneleconometric methods

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  • Christian Dreger
  • Christian Schumacher

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We examine the validity of real interest parity as a long run condition for the G7 countries. If real interest parity holds, differences of real interest rates are stationary. This is investigated by the means of conventional and panel unit root tests, where heterogeneity and contemporaneous correlation across the panel members is taken into account. Performing ADF- and KPSS-style panel tests on ex post rates, the evidence suggests a mixture of stationary and nonstationary series. However strong linkages between individual real interest rates can be found in the European economies.

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  • Christian Dreger & Christian Schumacher, 2003. "Are Real Interest Rates Cointegrated? Further evidence based on paneleconometric methods," Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics (SJES), Swiss Society of Economics and Statistics (SSES), vol. 139(I), pages 41-53, March.
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    1. Dreger, Christian, 2010. "Does the Nominal Exchange Rate Regime Affect the Real Interest Parity Condition?," EconStor Open Access Articles, ZBW - German National Library of Economics, pages 274-285.
    2. Peter Kugler & Beatrice Weder, 2004. "International Portfolio Holdings and Swiss Franc Asset Returns," Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics (SJES), Swiss Society of Economics and Statistics (SSES), vol. 140(III), pages 301-325, September.
    3. Lars P. Feld & Ekkehard A. Köhler, 2015. "Is Switzerland an Interest Rate Island after all? Time Series and Non-Linear Switching Regime Evidence," CESifo Working Paper Series 5628, CESifo Group Munich.
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    Keywords

    Real Interest Parity; Panel Unit Roots; Cointegration;

    JEL classification:

    • C10 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - General
    • F30 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - General

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