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Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.)
International Finance Discussion Papers
Alternative approaches to real exchange rates and real interest rates: three up and three down
Hali J. Edison
William R. Melick
Abstract

This paper examines the relationship between real exchange rates and real interest rates using three different approaches across four currencies and two horizons with 20 years of data. Each approach gives some encouragement that this relationship might hold, but each approach also encounters problems establishing the form or usefulness of the relationship. On balance, this paper contributes to the literature by finding more encouraging results than in earlier studies, but it still remains to be demonstrated that the real exchange rate-real interest rate relationship is the linchpin to explaining exchange rate movements.


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Hali J. Edison & William R. Melick, Alternative approaches to real exchange rates and real interest rates: three up and three down, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.), International Finance Discussion Papers 518, 1995.
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Keywords: Foreign exchange rates ; Interest rates
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