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Modeling Exchange Rates with Incomplete Information

  • Philippe Bacchetta
  • Eric van Wincoop

Recent research has shown that relaxing the assumptions of complete information and common knowledge in exchange rate models can shed light on a wide range of important exchange rate puzzles. In this chapter, we review a number of models we have developed in previous work that relax the strong assumptions on information. We also review some related literature.

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Paper provided by Université de Lausanne, Faculté des HEC, DEEP in its series Cahiers de Recherches Economiques du Département d'Econométrie et d'Economie politique (DEEP) with number 11.03.

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Length: 32 pages
Date of creation: May 2011
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Publication status: Published in James J., Marsh I.W. and Sarno L. (eds.), Handbook of Exchange Rates, Wiley, 2012
Handle: RePEc:lau:crdeep:11.03
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