The Real Interest Rate Differential: International Evidence Based On Non-Linear Unit Root Tests

Ahmad Zubaidi, Baharumshah and Liew, Venus Khim-Sen and Chan, Tze Haw (2009) The Real Interest Rate Differential: International Evidence Based On Non-Linear Unit Root Tests. Bulletin of Economic Research, 61. pp. 1-12. ISSN 0307-3378

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Abstract

This paper aims at testing international parity conditions by using non-linear unit root tests advocated by Kapetanios et al. (2003, KSS). Results from the KSS tests based on 17 countries (G7 and 10 Asian countries) overwhelmingly show that the adjustment of real interest rates towards real interest rate parity (RIP) follows a non-linear process except for the Taiwan, Hong Kong and Philippines relationships with both the USA and Japan. Overall, the empirical results are in favour of RIP using the USA and Japan as the centre countries but only if non-linearities are accounted for in the data-generating process. Our findings confirm that interest rate differentials, like the real exchange rates reported in recent literature, display a non-linear mean reversion process.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: non-linearities, real interest parity, unit root tests, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Economics and Business
Depositing User: Ab Rahim
Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2017 03:53
Last Modified: 21 Nov 2017 03:53
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/18624

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