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A Nonparametric Study of Real Exchange Rate Persistence over a Century

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  • Hyeongwoo Kim
  • Deockhyun Ryu

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This paper estimates the degree of persistence of 16 long-horizon real exchange rates relative to the US dollar. We use nonparametric operational algorithms by El-Gamal and Ryu (2006) for general nonlinear models based on two statistical notions: the short memory in mean (SMM) and the short memory in distribution (SMD). We found substantially shorter maximum half-life (MHL) estimates than the counterpart from linear models. Our results are robust to the choice of bandwidth with a few exceptions.

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  • Hyeongwoo Kim & Deockhyun Ryu, 2014. "A Nonparametric Study of Real Exchange Rate Persistence over a Century," Auburn Economics Working Paper Series auwp2014-15, Department of Economics, Auburn University.
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    Keywords

    Real Exchange Rate; Purchasing Power Parity; Short Memory in Mean; Short-Memory in Distribution; Mixing; Max Half-Life; Max Quarter-Life;

    JEL classification:

    • C14 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Semiparametric and Nonparametric Methods: General
    • C15 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Statistical Simulation Methods: General
    • C22 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes
    • F31 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Foreign Exchange
    • F41 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Open Economy Macroeconomics

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