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Exchange Rates Forecasting Model: An Alternative Estimation Procedure

Ahmad Zubaidi Baharumshah (), Venus Liew () and Kian-Ping Lim ()

International Finance from University Library of Munich, Germany

Abstract: This study proposes an alternative procedure for modelling exchange rates behaviour, which is a linear combination of a long-run function and a short-run function. Our procedure involves modelling of the long- run relationship and this is followed by the short-run function. Among all the possible combination of modelling techniques, we proposed the simplest form, namely modelling the long-run function by the well established purchasing power parity (PPP) based model and setting up the short-run function based on its time series properties. Results of this study suggests that our procedure yields powerful forecasting models as they easily outperform the simple random walk model--which is rarely defeated in the literature of exchange rate forecasting--in term of out- of-sample forecasting, for all the forecast horizons ranging from one to fourteen quarters. This study provides us with some hope of achieving a reasonable forecast for the ASEAN currencies using the fundamental monetary model just by a simple adaptation.

Keywords: forecasting; exchange rate; purchasing power parity; interest rate differential; mean deviation; mean percentage error; Fisher's sign test (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F3 F4 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-ecm, nep-ets, nep-ifn, nep-rmg and nep-sea
Date: 2003-07-23
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