Determinants of the time varying risk premia
AbstractThis paper generates monthly risk premia data using zero coupon government treasury bills for 43 countries over the period of 1994-2006. The measure of risk premia is based on the ARCH-in-Mean (ARCH-M) model introduced by Engle, Lilien and Robins (1987). We show that the risk premia are time varying and also vary considerably across sample countries. Countries with better financial development and higher income generally have lower risk premia of government assets. This study also examines the macroeconomic and political determinants of the risk premia by using cross-section and dynamic panel regression analyses. The results show that the risk premia are significantly affected by macroeconomic circumstances, especially economic growth and the real e¤ective exchange rate. The results are robust across the majority of countries in our study.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Department of Economics, University of Bristol, UK in its series Bristol Economics Discussion Papers with number 07/597.
Length: 96 pages
Date of creation: Mar 2007
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ARCH-in-Mean; term structure of interest rates; risk premium; dynamic panel regression analysis.;
Find related papers by JEL classification:
- E43 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Interest Rates: Determination, Term Structure, and Effects
- E44 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy
- G12 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Asset Pricing
- G15 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - International Financial Markets
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- NEP-ALL-2007-08-14 (All new papers)
- NEP-CFN-2007-08-14 (Corporate Finance)
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- NEP-MAC-2007-08-14 (Macroeconomics)
- NEP-RMG-2007-08-14 (Risk Management)
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