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Uncovered Interest Parity in Crisis; The Interest Rate Defense in the 1990s

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  • Andrew K. Rose
  • Robert P Flood

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This paper tests for uncovered interest parity (UIP) using daily data for 23 developing and developed countries through the crisis-strewn 1990s. We find that UIP works better on average in the 1990s than in previous eras in the sense that the slope coefficient from a regression of exchange rate changes on interest differentials yields a positive coefficient (which is sometimes insignificantly different from unity). UIP works systematically worse for fixed and flexible exchange rate countries than for crisis countries, but we find no significant differences between rich and poor countries.

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  • Andrew K. Rose & Robert P Flood, 2001. "Uncovered Interest Parity in Crisis; The Interest Rate Defense in the 1990s," IMF Working Papers 01/207, International Monetary Fund.
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    Keywords

    Financial crisis; International financial markets; Interest rate policy; empirical; exchange rate; fixed; floating; developing; developed; exchange rate changes; exchange rates; standard errors; forecasting;

    JEL classification:

    • F32 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Current Account Adjustment; Short-term Capital Movements
    • G15 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - International Financial Markets

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