The Monetary Model Strikes Back : Evidence from the World

Author/Editor:

Valerie Cerra ; Sweta Chaman Saxena

Publication Date:

March 1, 2008

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

We revisit the dramatic failure of monetary models in explaining exchange rate movements. Using the information content from 98 countries, we find strong evidence for cointegration between nominal exchange rates and monetary fundamentals. We also find fundamentalsbased models very successful in beating a random walk in out-of-sample prediction.

Series:

Working Paper No. 08/73

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

March 1, 2008

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451869354/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA2008073

Format:

Paper

Pages:

41

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