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Analysis of the dynamic relation between the currency rates and the interest rates from Romania and euro area before and during the financial crisis

  • Stefanescu, Razvan
  • Dumitriu, Ramona
  • Nistor, Costel

This paper examines the changes induced by the actual financial crisis in the dynamic relation between the currency rates and the differentials of the interest rates from Romania and euro area. In the framework of the Uncovered Interest Rate Parity hypothesis we apply the Vector Autoregressive methodology for daily values of the currency rates and the interest rates during the crisis. We compare the results obtained with a similar analysis for a period of time before the crisis began and we find significant differences.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 41744.

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Date of creation: 07 Sep 2009
Date of revision: 04 Mar 2010
Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:41744
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