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Is it Risk? An Automated Approach to Explain the ex ante UIP Deviations of Brazil

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  • Alex Luiz Ferreira.

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The paper tests whether ex ante deviations from Uncovered Interest Rate Parity correspond to default risk premium. Using an automated model selection criteria and data for Brazil (from november 2001 until december 2007), we found that deviations are corre

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Article provided by Instituto de Economía. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. in its journal Cuadernos de Economía-Latin American Journal of Economics.

Volume (Year): 46 (2009)
Issue (Month): 133 ()
Pages: 51-66

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Handle: RePEc:ioe:cuadec:v:46:y:2009:i:133:p:51-66

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Keywords: Uncovered interest rate parity; risk; model evaluation and testing;

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