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Relative returns on equities in Pacific Basin countries

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  • Charles Engel
  • John H. Rogers

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We examine the factors that determine the differences in ex ante returns on equities in eleven Pacific Basin countries. Our concern is whether real return differentials are primarily caused by nominal return differentials or expected changes in real exchange rates. We find that nominal return differentials account for most of the difference, which suggests that either there is not free mobility of capital between the countries of our study or that there are significant differences in the riskiness of returns across countries. We do not find a significant relationship between the size of the return differentials and the flexibility of the nominal exchange rate.

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Article provided by Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco in its journal Proceedings.

Volume (Year): (1992)
Issue (Month): Sep ()
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Handle: RePEc:fip:fedfpr:y:1992:i:sep:x:2

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Keywords: Pacific Area ; Stock - Prices - Pacific Basin ; Stock market;

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  1. Kearney, Colm, 1999. "The Asian Financial Crisis," Quarterly Economic Commentary: Special Articles, Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), vol. 1999(1-Februar), pages 29-55.
  2. Hutchison, Michael M. & Singh, Nirvikar, 1997. "Equilibrium Real Interest Rate Linkages: The United States and Japan," Journal of the Japanese and International Economies, Elsevier, vol. 11(2), pages 208-227, June.

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