Sources of volatility persistence: a case study of the U.K. pound/U.S. dollar exchange rate returns
Beg, A.B.M. Rabiul Alam, and Anwar, Sajid (2012) Sources of volatility persistence: a case study of the U.K. pound/U.S. dollar exchange rate returns. North American Journal of Economics and Finance, 23 (2). pp. 165-184.
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This paper utilizes a new approach to examine the inherent nonlinear dynamics of the exchange rate returns volatility. Specifically, we utilize a regime switching threshold (i) generalized autoregressive conditional heteroskedasticity (RS-TGARCH) and (ii) a fractional generalized autoregressive conditional heteroskedasticity (RS-TFIGARCH) model. The RS-TGARCH model is found to be adequate in analyzing the first two moments of the U.K. pound/U.S. dollar monthly exchange rate returns series. The RS-TFIGARCH is found to be adequate for the daily returns series. The volatility persistence and leverage effects associated with exchange rate returns series are jointly tested by means of a Wald Chi-square test.
|Item Type:||Article (Refereed Research - C1)|
|Keywords:||leverage effect, volatility persistence, regime switching GARCH models, exchange rates|
|FoR Codes:||14 ECONOMICS > 1403 Econometrics > 140305 Time-Series Analysis @ 100%|
|SEO Codes:||91 ECONOMIC FRAMEWORK > 9101 Macroeconomics > 910104 Exchange Rates @ 100%|
|Deposited On:||01 Aug 2012 11:58|
|Last Modified:||18 Oct 2013 01:33|
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