Real Exchange Rate Persistence: The Case of the Swiss Franc-US Dollar Rate
37 Pages Posted: 14 Nov 2014
Date Written: November 10, 2014
Asset prices tend to undergo wide swings around long-run equilibrium values which can have detrimental effects on the real economy. To get a better understanding of how the financial sector and the real economy interact this paper models the long swings in the Swiss franc-US dollar foreign currency market using the I(2) Cointegrated VAR model. The results show strong evidence of self-reinforcing feedback mechanisms in the Swiss-US foreign exchange market consistent with the observed pronounced persistence in the Swiss-US parity conditions. Generally, the results provide support for models allowing expectations formation in financial markets to be based on imperfect information.
Keywords: Long swings, Imperfect Knowledge, I(2) analysis, Self-reinforcing feed-back
JEL Classification: C32, C51, F31
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