STAR models : An Application to Turkish Inflation and Exchange Rates

Yıldırım, Dilem
The recent empirical literature has shown that the dynamic generating mechanism of macroeconomic variables can be asymmetric. Inspiring from these empirical results, this thesis uses a class of nonlinear models called smooth transition autoregressive models to investigate possible asymmetric dynamics in inflation and nominal exchange rate series of Turkey. Estimation results imply that variables under consideration contain strong nonlinearities and these can be modeled by STAR models.


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Citation Formats
D. Yıldırım, “STAR models : An Application to Turkish Inflation and Exchange Rates,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2004.