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Uncovered interest parity puzzle: does it really exist?


  • Nikolaos Mylonidis
  • Maria Semertzidou


Most studies indicate the violation of the Uncovered Interest Parity (UIP) restrictions, and indeed, there are many who find a statistically significant and negative interest rate differential slope. This finding has now become known in international economics as the UIP puzzle. Using recent data on four major currencies vis-a-vis the US dollar and employing the Generalized Method of Moments (GMM) technique, our estimation results indicate the absence of any relationship between the interest rate differential and the expected change in the exchange rate, rather than the presence of the UIP puzzle.

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  • Nikolaos Mylonidis & Maria Semertzidou, 2010. "Uncovered interest parity puzzle: does it really exist?," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 17(10), pages 1023-1026.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:apeclt:v:17:y:2010:i:10:p:1023-1026
    DOI: 10.1080/00036840902762696

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    1. Özcan Karahan & Olcay Çolak, 2012. "Does Uncovered Interest Rate Parity Hold in Turkey?," International Journal of Economics and Financial Issues, Econjournals, vol. 2(4), pages 386-394.

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