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Can Affine Term Structure Models Help Us Predict Exchange Rates?

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The author proposes an arbitrage-free model of the joint behaviour of interest and exchange rates whose exchange rate forecasts outperform those produced by a random-walk model, a vector autoregression on the forward premiums and the rate of depreciation, and the standard forward premium regression. In addition, the model is able to reproduce the forward premium puzzle.

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Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking (0022-2879)
June 2009. Vol. 41, Iss. 4, pp. 755-66

DOI: https://doi.org/10.34989/swp-2006-27