Exchange Rate Movements, Inflation Expectations, and Currency Substitution in Turkey

Author/Editor:

Fabio Scacciavillani

Publication Date:

November 1, 1995

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Summary:

This paper contains an empirical analysis of currency substitution in Turkey: a simple relationship between the share of foreign currency holdings in M2X on one side and movements in the exchange rate or inflation on the other is derived from a two-stage portfolio choice model. This relationship is estimated by band spectrum regression which allows to remove from the data the short-term cyclical components. The results show that the relationship between currency substitution depends mainly on long-term movements in the exchange rate, while the effect of inflation on currency substitution is not statistically significant.

Series:

Working Paper No. 95/111

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

November 1, 1995

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451853414/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA1111995

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

21

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