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A Re-examination of the Proxy Hypothesis

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  • Liu, Y Angela
  • Hsueh, L Paul
  • Clayton, Ronnie J

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In this study we examine whether the proxy hypothesis can explain the puzzling negative relation between real stock returns and expected inflation. Our study improves upon previous tests that suffer from model misspecification and are incomplete. With correctly specified models, we provide a comprehensive test using data from four major industrialized nations during the period of floating exchange rates. Results do not support the proxy hypothesis.

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  • Liu, Y Angela & Hsueh, L Paul & Clayton, Ronnie J, 1993. "A Re-examination of the Proxy Hypothesis," Journal of Financial Research, Southern Finance Association;Southwestern Finance Association, vol. 16(3), pages 261-268, Fall.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:jfnres:v:16:y:1993:i:3:p:261-68
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    1. Sanvicente, A. Z. & Adrangi, B. & Chatrath, A., 2000. "Inflation, output and stock prices: evidence from Brazil," Finance Lab Working Papers flwp_34, Finance Lab, Insper Instituto de Ensino e Pesquisa.
    2. Arjun Chatrath & Sanjay Ramchander & Frank Song, 1997. "Stock prices, inflation and output: evidence from India," Applied Financial Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, pages 439-445.

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