The International Fisher Effect: Theory and application

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    Abstract

    This paper uses an asset pricing based approach to derive an international version of the Fisher effect, denoted the International Fisher Effect, and tests it for the US and the UK interest rates and inflation rates differentials. We apply the casewise bootstrap technique that is robust to heteroscedasticity and non-normality, which usually characterize financial data. We also allow for a structural break in October 1987 in our estimations. The results show that the international Fisher effect is slightly less than unity. This means that nominal interest rates differential responds less than point-for-point to the changes in the inflation rates differential. The implication of this empirical finding is explained in the main text.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)117-121
    Number of pages5
    JournalInvestment Management and Financial Innovations
    Volume6
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2009

    Keywords

    • Casewise bootstrap
    • Inflation rates
    • Interest rates
    • International Fisher effect
    • Structural break

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Business and International Management
    • Accounting
    • Finance
    • Economics and Econometrics
    • Strategy and Management

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