Forecasting the euro exchange rate using vector error correction models

Citation
B. Van Aarle et al., Forecasting the euro exchange rate using vector error correction models, WELTWIR ARC, 136(2), 2000, pp. 232-258
Citations number
16
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Economics
Journal title
WELTWIRTSCHAFTLICHES ARCHIV-REVIEW OF WORLD ECONOMICS
ISSN journal
0043-2636 → ACNP
Volume
136
Issue
2
Year of publication
2000
Pages
232 - 258
Database
ISI
SICI code
0043-2636(2000)136:2<232:FTEERU>2.0.ZU;2-W
Abstract
Forecasting the Euro Exchange Rare Using Vector Error Correction Models. - This paper presents an exchange rate model for the Euro exchange rates of f our major currencies, namely the US dollar, the British pound, the Japanese yen and the Swiss franc. The model is based on the monetary approach of ex change rate theory which uses fundamental macroeconomic variables to explai n the exchange rate. A crucial point when using such a model is its proper estimation through cointegration analysis. The euro exchange rate model is therefore estimated in the form of a Vector Autoregressive (VAR) model with cointegrating vectors (VECM). We find that when cointegration analysis is undertaken properly, the naive random walk prediction can be outperformed f or the US dollar, the British pound and the Japanese yen, but not for the S wiss franc. JEL no. E40, F30. G15.