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Asymmetry dynamics in real exchange rates: new results on East Asian currencies


Baharumshah, Ahmad Zubaidi and Liew, Venus Khim Sen and Chowdhury, Ibrahim (2010) Asymmetry dynamics in real exchange rates: new results on East Asian currencies. International Review of Economics & Finance, 19 (4). pp. 648-661. ISSN 1059-0560; ESSN: 1873-8036


This paper provides new evidence on the purchasing power parity (PPP) hypothesis in six East Asian countries. Based on nonlinear unit root tests, we discovered that the results are broadly consistent with the fact that real exchange rates (RERs) follow a nonlinear mean reversion process. We presented new evidence that the adjustment towards the PPP parity is asymmetric (LSTAR process) above and below the equilibrium value in all but one case — the Malaysian ringgit (MYR). The empirical results suggest that it is important that the conventional tests of PPP be amended to take account of asymmetries in the adjustment process in RERs.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Economics and Management
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.iref.2010.03.002
Publisher: Elsevier
Keywords: Real exchange rate; STAR; Nonlinear; Mean reversion; East Asian
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 16 May 2015 01:12
Last Modified: 12 Feb 2016 07:58
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/13320
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