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Long-term trend and short-run dynamics of the Canadian dollar: an error correction modelling approach

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  • B. Moazzami
  • F. J. Anderson

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Using quarterly data for 1972-2000, the paper examines the long-term and short-term movements of the US-Canadian exchange rate. It is found that the standard purchasing power parity condition fails to explain movements of the Canadian dollar. The explanatory power of the model increases significantly when resource commodity prices are added to the equation. Short-term movements in the Canadian dollar are influenced by the interest rate differential between Canada and the USA.

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  • B. Moazzami & F. J. Anderson, 2003. "Long-term trend and short-run dynamics of the Canadian dollar: an error correction modelling approach," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 35(13), pages 1527-1530.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:applec:v:35:y:2003:i:13:p:1527-1530
    DOI: 10.1080/0003684032000090627
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    1. Adom, Assandé Désiré & Sharma, Subhash C. & Morshed, A.K.M. Mahbub, 2010. "Economic integration in Africa," The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 50(3), pages 245-253, August.
    2. International Monetary Fund, 2013. "Chile; Selected Issues," IMF Staff Country Reports 13/199, International Monetary Fund.
    3. Maxym Chaban, 2010. "Cointegration analysis with structural breaks and deterministic trends: an application to the Canadian dollar," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 42(23), pages 3023-3037.

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