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Overshooting and Exchange Rate Disconnect Puzzle: A Reappraisal

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  • Jean-Olivier Hairault

    (EUREQUA)

  • Lise Patureau

    (THEMA)

  • Thepthida Sopraseuth

    (EPEE CEPREMAP)

Abstract

Transitions to floating exchange rate regimes have led to sharp increases in exchange rate volatilities with no corresponding changes in the distribution of macroeconomic fundamentals. In the spirit of Dornbusch (1976), we assess whether nominal exchange rate overshooting is responsible for this phenomenon. As long as uncovered interest rate parity holds, nominal exchange rate overshooting is linked to a persistent fall in the spread between domestic and foreign nominal interest rates. We thus develop a limited participation model in a small open economy setting. With small adjustment costs on money holdings, overshooting substantially contributes to the nominal exchange rate volatility.

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  • Jean-Olivier Hairault & Lise Patureau & Thepthida Sopraseuth, 2004. "Overshooting and Exchange Rate Disconnect Puzzle: A Reappraisal," Macroeconomics 0410001, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    Keywords

    Exchange rate disconnect puzzle; liquidity effect; overshooting; uncovered interest rate parity;

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    • F31 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Foreign Exchange
    • F41 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Open Economy Macroeconomics

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