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Testing rational expectations and efficiency in the foreign exchange market

Richard T. Baillie

Testing rational expectations and efficiency in the foreign exchange market

by Richard T. Baillie

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Published by University of Birmingham Faculty of Commerce and Social Science in Birmingham .
Written in English


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Statement(by) Richard T. Baillie, Robert E. Lippens and Patrick C. McMahon.
SeriesDiscussion papers, series A -- no. 264.
ContributionsLippens, Robert E., McMahon, Patrick C.
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Open LibraryOL13808099M

The paper uses cointegration methods to test the market efficiency hypothesis (MEH) in the foreign exchange markets. Four exchange rates are considered-all relative to the US dollar: BP, DM, SF and JY. Survey data on expectations are used to see whether the violation of the MEH is due to expectational errors or risk premia. The results differ for the one-week ahead and the one-month . Get this from a library! Rational Expectations and the Foreign Exchange Market. [Peter R Hartley; National Bureau of Economic Research.;] -- Many models of exchange rate determination imply that movements in money supplies and demands should result in movements in exchange rates. Hence, if rational agents are attempting to forecast.

Traders form rational expectations about the return on holding futures (the spot price) on the basis of diverse private information and the futures price. Constant absolute risk aversion utility functions and normal distributions are assumed in the model. The theorems establish a set of necessary conditions, and a somewhat stronger set of. For the efficiency wage theory to operate, it must be the case that the wage offered by firms is above the market wage c. not knowing whether the model taken to be the true model is actually the true model when testing the rational expectations assumption d. all of the above. In a foreign exchange market consisting of U.S. dollars and.

  Book: Finance, Banking, and Money 7: Rational Expectations, Efficient Markets, and the Valuation of Corporate Equities Expand/collapse global location. 2. 1 Deterministic bubble in German hyperinflation. 4. 2. 2 Intrinsic bubbles on stock markets. 4. 2. 3 An econometric caveat 4. 2. 4 Final assessment of direct tests 5 On the Explanatory Power of Rational Bubbles on the G- man Stock Market 5. 1 Data 5. 2 Direct test for rational bubbles 5. 2.


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Testing rational expectations and efficiency in the foreign exchange market by Richard T. Baillie Download PDF EPUB FB2

Title: Testing Rational Expectations and Efficiency in the Foreign Exchange Market Created Date: Z. Testing Rational Expectations and Efficiency in the Foreign Exchange Market Article (PDF Available) in Econometrica 51(3) February with Reads How we measure 'reads'.

This paper specifies two VAR models for testing efficiency and expectations in foreign exchange markets. The sufficient conditions for efficiency and rational expectations, by imposing restrictions on the VAR parameters, are by: Rational Expectations and the Foreign Exchange Market.

efficiency of foreign exchange markets. Economics Letters 6: — This paper extends previous work on speculative dynamics in. Keywords: VAR; Market efficiency; Rationality 1. Introduction This paper presents a framework to test for foreign exchange market efficiency and expectations which encompasses two main approaches: single equation regression and the VAR (Vector Auto Regression).

Two. Rational Expectations and the Foreign Exchange Market Peter R. Hartley. NBER Working Paper No. Issued in February NBER Program(s):International Trade and Investment, International Finance and Macroeconomics Many models of exchange rate determination imply that movements in money supplies and demands should result in movements in exchange rates.

A Rational Expectations Approach to Macroeconometrics pursues a rational expectations approach to the estimation of a class of models widely discussed in the macroeconomics and finance literature: those which emphasize the effects from unanticipated, rather than anticipated, movements in variables.

In this volume, Fredrick S. Mishkin first theoretically develops and discusses a unified. apply to standard tests of efficient!- in the foreign eschange market.

Volatility Bounds for Spot and Forward Rates The rational expectations/efficient markets hypothesis is commonly stated as s fi, = F: +&,A, E/E,+, = 0. FOREIGN EXCHANGE MAR KET EFFICIENCY Chapter Overview This chapter has two major parts: the introduction to the principles of market efficiency and a review of the empirical evidence on efficiency as they apply to the foreign exchange market.

The importance of the concept of market efficiency is discussed at the beginning of the chapter. 2 provided the market is efficient and agents do not make systematic errors in their formally, if st is the natural log of the current spot exchange rate (defined as the domestic price of foreign exchange), ∆st+1 is the depreciation6 of the natural log of the spot exchange rate from period t to t+1, i.e., ∆ss stt t++11=−, and Ft is the natural log of the one-period forward.

Efficient Market Hypothesis Continued Efficient Market Hypothesis – Strongest Form: (1) Expected returns (dividends, etc.) in financial markets are optimal return forecasts using all relevant available info (i.e., investors have strong-form rational expectations).

(2) Security prices. TESTING RATIONAL EXPECTATIONS AND EFFICIENCY IN THE FOREIGN EXCHANGE MARKET BY RICHARD T. BAILLIE, ROBERT E. LIPPENS, AND PATRICK C.

MCMAHON1 Forward and spot exchange rates are modelled as an unrestricted bivariate autoregres- sion from weekly data on the New York foreign exchange market for June, to April, MacDonald, ).

For example, an asset market is efficient if the asset price fully reflects all available information. EMH requires that market agents have rational expectations and there are no transaction costs that avert them from buying and selling assets.

Fama () states that a foreign exchange market is efficient if fully reflects all. To test for rationality of expectations, we estimate (3) and (5) jointly and test for the equality of the y coefficients in the two sets of equations.

An alternative procedure to estimating (3) and (5) jointly would be to first estimate (3) and then use the residuals from that regression in (5). Testing Rational Expectations and Efficiency in the Foreign Exchange Market and spot exchange rates are modelled as an unrestricted bivariate autoregression from weekly data on the New York foreign exchange market for June, to April, rate is an unbiased estimate of the corresponding future spot exchange rate is tested by.

Ralph W. Tryon, "Testing for rational expectations in foreign exchange markets," International Finance Discussion PapersBoard of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.). Handle: RePEc:fip:fedgif Rational Expectations and the Foreign Exchange Market In: "Rational Expectations and the Foreign Exchange Market," NBER Chapters, in: Exchange Rates and International Macroeconomics, pages Assaf, "Stochastic prices and tests of efficiency of foreign exchange markets," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol.

6(2), pages Aswath Damodaran. Why market efficiency matters. Question of whether markets are efficient, and if not, where the inefficiencies lie, is central to investment valuation.

If markets are, in fact, efficient, the market price is the best estimate of value, and the process of valuation becomes one of justifying the market price.

market efficiency result from the approach used here. The Model The theory of efficient markets (or, equivalently, rational expecta­ tions) implies that interest rates in a bond market should reflect all available information. More precisely, it implies that the market uses.

Market efficiency is defined for the foreign exchange market, meaning that spot and forward exchange rates quickly adjust to any new information.

Testing for Market Efficiency. have homogeneous expectations based on the information available and that they therefore try to maximize utility in a rational way. However. testing rational-expectations and efficiency in the foreign-exchange market Research output: Contribution to journal › Article RT BAILLIE, RE LIPPENS, PC MCMAHON.Market efficiency requires that expectational errors follow a fair-game process.

When markets are efficient, no excess profit opportunities are consistently available to market participants. The second major part of the chapter reviews empirical evidence on market efficiency in the foreign exchange market.Explain when expectations are rational and when they are irrational. Explain how corporate equities (stocks, shares of a corporation) are valued.

Explain what is meant by the term market efficiency. Describe the ways in which financial markets are efficient. Describe the ways in .