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Another Theory – International Fisher Effect (IFE)

Another Theory – International Fisher Effect (IFE)

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International Fisher Effect (IFE)
• The international Fisher effect (IFE) theory suggests that

currencies with higher interest rates will depreciate
because the higher rates reflect higher expected inflation.
• Hence, investors hoping to capitalize on a higher foreign
interest rate should earn a return no better than what they
would have earned domestically.
• If the British rate on 6-month deposits were 2% above the
U.S. interest rate, the £ should depreciate by
approximately 2% over 6 months. Then U.S. investors
would earn about the same return on British deposits as
they would on U.S. deposits.

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Why the IFE Does Not Always Occur
• Since the IFE is based on PPP, it will not hold when PPP

does not hold.
• For example, if there are factors other than inflation that
affect exchange rates, the rates will not adjust in
accordance with the inflation differential.

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Furthermore
• Assume that inflation in the US is expected to be





moderate
Therefore people will save more money since they are
less concerned to the possibility due to inflation.
Therefore there is a large supply of loanable funds
Therefore a low demand for loanable funds
Therefore a low Nominal Interest Rate.

Therefore the Nominal Interest Rate in the US should be
lower than in Canada because inflation is lower.
Real interest rate is the Nominal Rate of interest minus inflation

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The Fisher Effect Suggest:
• That the Nominal Interest Rate contains two components
1. Expected inflation
2. Real rate of interest
1. The “real rate of interest” is the Nominal Interest Rate minus the
expected inflation rate.
3. The International Fisher Effect is the effect to two

countries and the expected change in the exchange
rate. It suggest that difference in the Nominal Interest
Rate in the two countries is due to the difference in
expected inflation between the two countries.

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Implications of the Fisher Effect
• Currencies with a high interest rate will therefore have a

high expected inflation rate.
• Example:

US interest rate 8% and 5% in Japan the expected real
rate of return is 2% in each country
• US inflation rate is expected to be 6% - Japan 3%
• According to the PPP theory the Japanese yen is expected to
appreciate by the expected inflation differential of 3%
• If exchange rates change as expected – Japanese investors who

attempt to capitalize on the higher US interest rate will earn a similar
rate as they could have earned in there own country.

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Comparison of IRP, PPP, and IFE Theories
Interest Rate Parity
(IRP)

Interest Rate
Differential

Fisher
Effect

Forward Rate
Discount or Premium

Inflation Rate
Differential
Purchasing
Power Parity

International
Fisher Effect (IFE)

(PPP)

Exchange Rate
Expectations

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Vietnam Interest Rate History

US Interest Rate History

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