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Early warning systems for currency crises with real-time data


Boonman, TM and Jacobs, JPAM and Kuper, GH and Romero, A, Early warning systems for currency crises with real-time data, Open Economies Review pp. 1-23. ISSN 0923-7992 (2019) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.1007/s11079-019-09530-0


This paper investigates the performance of early warning systems for currency crises in real-time, using forecasts of indicators that are available at the moment predictions are to be made. We investigate two types of commonly used early warning systems for currency crises: the signal approach and the logit model. We apply each EWS to a panel of fifteen emerging economies, distinguishing an estimation period 1991Q12010Q4 and a prediction period 2011Q12017Q4. We find that using indicator forecasts in the predictions worsens the ability of early warning systems to signal crises compared to the most recently available information.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:currency crisis, early warning system, emerging economies, logit model, real time data, signal approach
Research Division:Economics
Research Group:Econometrics
Research Field:Economic models and forecasting
Objective Division:Economic Framework
Objective Group:Macroeconomics
Objective Field:Economic growth
UTAS Author:Jacobs, JPAM (Dr Jan Jacobs)
ID Code:134065
Year Published:2019
Web of Science® Times Cited:7
Deposited By:Economics and Finance
Deposited On:2019-07-24
Last Modified:2021-07-05
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