The Monetary Approach to the Exchange Rate : Rational Expectations, Long-Run Equilibrium and Forecasting

Author/Editor:

Ronald MacDonald ; Mark P. Taylor

Publication Date:

May 1, 1992

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Summary:

We re-examine the monetary approach to the exchange rate from a number of perspectives, using monthly data on the deutschemark-dollar exchange rate. Using the Campbell-Shiller technique for testing present value models, we reject the restrictions imposed upon the data by the forward-looking rational expectations monetary model. We demonstrate, however, that the monetary model is validated as a long-run equilibrium condition. Moreover, imposing the long-run monetary model restrictions in a dynamic error correction framework leads to exchange rate forecasts which are superior to those generated by a random walk forecasting model.

Series:

Working Paper No. 92/34

Subject:

Notes:

Also published in Staff Papers, Vol. 40, No. 1, March 1993.

English

Publication Date:

May 1, 1992

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451978803/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA0341992

Format:

Paper

Pages:

28

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