Cousin Risks: The Extent and the Causes of Positive Correlation between Country and Currency Risks
AbstractIf country and currency risk premiums are positively correlated, a negative international liquidity shock harms twice the economy, thereby substantially increasing interest rates. This harmful positive correlation between country and currency risk premiums observed in some countries is called cousin risks. We, first, identify the extent of this phenomenon by separating a sample of countries into two groups: the one where the positive correlation is observed and the one where it is not. Based on this taxonomy, we investigate the determinants of the cousin risks. Results indicate that currency mismatch and low financial deepening are strongly associated with the phenomenon
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- Marcio Gomes Pinto Garcia & Alexandre Lowenkron, 2005. "Cousin risks: the extent and the causes of positive correlation between country and currency risks," Textos para discussÃ£o 507, Department of Economics PUC-Rio (Brazil).
- E43 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Interest Rates: Determination, Term Structure, and Effects
- G15 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - International Financial Markets
- F34 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - International Lending and Debt Problems
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