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Persistent misalignments of the European exchanges rates: some evidence from nonlinear cointegration

  • Gilles DUFRENOT

    (ERUDITE Univ. Paris 12 & GREQAM Marseille)

  • Laurent MATHIEU

    (C3ed univ. St-Quentin en Yvelines)

  • Val=E9rie MIGNON

    (THEMA univ. paris 10)


    (GREQAM-CNRS Marseille)

This paper investigates the asymmetric and persistent adjustment of the European real exchange rates using the framework of nonlinear cointegration. We explain the episodes of slow mean- reversion dynamics over the period from 1979 to 1999. A test of unit root against STAR cointegration is proposed and we present some complete estimations and Stochastic simulations of ESTAR models. We conclude to the presence of effective nonlinear adjustment during the moving of the currencies to their long-run fundamental equilibrium exchange rate value.

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Date of creation: 04 Sep 2003
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