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Exchange Rates and the Conversion of Currency-Specific Risk Premia

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  • Astrid Eisenberg
  • Markus Rudolf

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"How do the risk factors that drive asset prices influence exchange rates? Are the parameters of asset price processes relevant for specifying exchange rate processes? Most international asset pricing models focus on the analysis of asset returns given exchange rate processes. Little work has been done on the analysis of exchange rates dependent on asset returns. This paper uses an international stochastic discount factor (SDF) framework to analyse the interplay between asset prices and exchange rates. So far, this approach has only been implemented in international term structure models. We find that exchange rates serve to convert currency-specific discount factors and currency-specific prices of risk - a result linked to the international arbitrage pricing theory (IAPT). Our empirical investigation of exchange rates and stock markets of four countries presents evidence for the conversion of currency-specific risk premia by exchange rates." Copyright 2007 The Authors Journal compilation (c) 2007 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

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  • Astrid Eisenberg & Markus Rudolf, 2007. "Exchange Rates and the Conversion of Currency-Specific Risk Premia," European Financial Management, European Financial Management Association, vol. 13(4), pages 672-701.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:eufman:v:13:y:2007:i:4:p:672-701
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