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On User Costs of Risky Monetary Assets

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  • William A. Barnett

    (University of Kansas)

  • Shu Wu

    (University of Kansas)

Abstract

We extend the monetary-asset user-cost risk adjustment of Barnett, Liu, and Jensen (1997) and their risk-adjusted Divisia monetary aggregates to the case of multiple non-monetary assets and intertemporal non- separability. Our model can generate potentially larger and more accurate CCAPM user-cost risk adjustments than those found in Barnett, Liu, and Jensen (1997). We show that the risk adjustment to a monetary asset’s user cost can be measured easily by its beta. We show that any risky non-monetary asset can be used as the benchmark asset, if its rate of return is adjusted in accordance with our formula. These extensions could be especially useful, when own rates of return are subject to exchange rate risk, as in Barnett (2003).

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Paper provided by EconWPA in its series Macroeconomics with number 0406009.

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Length: 26 pages
Date of creation: 24 Jun 2004
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Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpma:0406009

Note: Type of Document - pdf; pages: 26. This paper is forthcoming in volume 1, number 1, of the new journal, the Annals of Finance.
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Keywords: User costs; monetary aggregation; risk; intertemporal nonseparability; CCAPM; equity premium puzzle; Divisia monetary aggregates;

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