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International Risk Sharing

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  • Akito Matsumoto
  • Charles Engel

Abstract

Well-known empirical puzzles in international macroeconomics concern the large divergence of equilibrium outcomes for consumption across countries from the predictions of models with full risk sharing. It is commonly believed that these risk-sharing puzzles are related to another empirical puzzle-the home-bias in equity puzzle. However, we show in a series of dynamic models that the full risk sharing equilibrium may not require much diversification of equity portfolios when there is price stickiness of the degree typically calibrated in macroeconomic models. This conclusion holds under a range of assumptions about home bias in preferences, price setting as PCP or LCP, and with or without nominal wage stickiness as long as there is some price rigidity.

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Paper provided by International Monetary Fund in its series IMF Working Papers with number 09/138.

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Length: 46
Date of creation: 01 Jul 2009
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Handle: RePEc:imf:imfwpa:09/138

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Keywords: Bonds; Consumer goods; Domestic investment; Economic models; Exchange rates; Financial risk; Hedge funds; Price elasticity; Prices; Private investment; Stock prices; exchange rate; foreign exchange; hedge; home currency; nominal exchange rate; bond; hedging; real exchange rate; nominal bonds; exchange rate changes; foreign equity; bond portfolios; bond portfolio; forward contract; hedges; exchange rate movements; forward market; exchange rate risk; foreign exchange risk; stochastic discount; financial markets; asset markets; equity shares; exchange rate fluctuations; international currency; stochastic discount factor; exchange risk; international capital; foreign exchange rate; financial assets; exchange rate shocks; financial globalization; fluctuation of exchange rates; present value; real exchange rate fluctuations; financial instruments; foreign exchange hedges; portfolio of bonds; effect of exchange rate changes;

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  1. International Risk Sharing: Through Equity Diversification or Exchange Rate Hedging?
    by Martin Berka in NEP-OPM blog on 2009-10-28 01:07:50
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  1. Hamano Masashige, 2012. "International equity and bond positions in a DSGE model with variety risk in consumption," CREA Discussion Paper Series 12-05, Center for Research in Economic Analysis, University of Luxembourg.

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