Beyond the purchasing power parity

Exchange rates, prices and interest rates in ASEAN-5 countries

Noreha Halid, Hawati Janor, Fauzias Mat Nor

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This study examines the association among price, exchange rates and interest rates in ASEAN-5 economies. Several studies have suggested the importance of the linkages between goods and assets market in the determination of exchange rates and one way to account for such linkages is to incorporate interest rate and prices. By using cointegration test, we found evidence on the long run relationship among the variables indicating the importance of interest rate and price on exchange rate when structural break is considered. The findings thus show that the linkages between goods and assets market found in developed countries has general applicability to other small open economies specifically for Malaysia only when structural break caused by the financial crisis 1997 is considered. The different in results for the sub period indicate that not only it is important to consider multivariate approach but also the impact of financial crisis in the future research examining exchange rate in ASEAN-5 countries.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)127-142
Number of pages16
JournalJurnal Ekonomi Malaysia
Volume43
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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Exchange rates
Purchasing power parity
Interest rates
Linkage
Structural breaks
Asset markets
Financial crisis
Small open economy
Long-run relationship
Malaysia
Developed countries
Cointegration test

Keywords

  • ASEAN economies
  • Exchange rate determination
  • Johansen cointegration
  • Purchasing power parity

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  • Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)

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Beyond the purchasing power parity : Exchange rates, prices and interest rates in ASEAN-5 countries. / Halid, Noreha; Janor, Hawati; Nor, Fauzias Mat.

In: Jurnal Ekonomi Malaysia, Vol. 43, No. 1, 2009, p. 127-142.

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