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The (Un-) Stable Relationship between The Exchange rate and its Fundamentals

  • Carlo Altavilla

This study investigates the relationship between the euro-dollar exchange rate and its underlying fundamentals by adopting non-linear time series modelling. We found that this relationship is episodically unstable. We also found that an equilibrium-distorting shock is likely to have a greater effect on the exchange rate during periods when the deviation between exchange rate and fundamentals is large; as a consequence, when the exchange rate is close to its equilibrium value it tends to be less sensitive to any shocks in the fundamentals.

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Paper provided by D.E.S. (Department of Economic Studies), University of Naples "Parthenope", Italy in its series Discussion Papers with number 6_2006.

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Date of creation: 15 Mar 2006
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Handle: RePEc:prt:dpaper:6_2006
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