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Whither the Yen? Implications of an intertemporal model of the Yen/Dollar rate

  • Menzie Chinn

    (University of California at Santa Cruz)

This paper documents the evidence for a fiscal model of the Yen/Dollar real exchange rate over the 1974-1994 period. Cointegrating relationships between the real exchange rate and productivity, government spending and the real price of oil are estimated using the Johansen (1988) and Stock-Watson (1993) procedures. The neoclassical fixed-factors fiscal model of Rogoff (1992) is found to have some substantiation in the data. Estimates of the long-run equilibrium exchange rate indicate a current overvaluation of the Yen relative to the US Dollar of approximately 30%.

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Paper provided by EconWPA in its series International Finance with number 9508001.

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Date of creation: 22 Aug 1995
Date of revision: 28 Aug 1995
Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpif:9508001
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