Financial integration of East Asian economies: evidence from real interest parity

Lau, Evan and Ahmad Zubaidi, Baharumshah and Chan, Tze Haw and A Mansur M, Masih (2011) Financial integration of East Asian economies: evidence from real interest parity. Applied Economics, 43 (16). pp. 1979-1990. ISSN 1466–4283

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In this article, we investigate the financial linkages between the East Asian economies with Japan and the United States. We test for long-run Real Interest-rate Parity (RIP) using an array of panel-data techniques, including recent techniques developed by Breuer et al. (2002) and Carrion-i-Silvestre et al. (2005). This study offers two important results: first, the failure to account for structural breaks in the industrialized countries and Asian emerging economies is likely to provide evidence of nonstationary series that are stationary. Second, we found strong evidence that the parity condition holds in all the Asian countries. The failure of earlier studies to confirm mean reversion of Real Interest-rate Differential (RID) may reflect the choice of estimation/testing procedure rather than any inherent deficiency in the RIP.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Real Interest-rate Parity (RIP), f Real Interest-rate Differential (RID), unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HG Finance
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Economics and Business
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 06 May 2015 07:13
Last Modified: 14 Apr 2016 00:28

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