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Expectations, Risk and Uncertainty in the Foreign Exchange Market: Some Results Based on Survey Data

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This paper utilizes monthly survey data on investment managers' exchange rate expectations in order to shed some light on the standard rejection of the joint null hypothesis of rational expectations and risk neutrality in foreign exchange markets. The results, in general, suggest that it is the failure of the assumption of risk neutrality which is primarily responsible. The paper also utilizes the survey data to test two recently advanced models of the risk premium--the ARCH and DYMIMIC models--and to examine the relationship between risk and uncertainty. Copyright 1989 by Blackwell Publishers Ltd and The Victoria University of Manchester

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  • Taylor, Mark P, 1989. "Expectations, Risk and Uncertainty in the Foreign Exchange Market: Some Results Based on Survey Data," The Manchester School of Economic & Social Studies, University of Manchester, vol. 57(2), pages 142-153, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:manch2:v:57:y:1989:i:2:p:142-53
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    1. Verschoor, Willem F. C. & Wolff, Christian C. P., 2001. "Exchange risk premia, expectations formation and "news" in the Mexican peso/U.S. dollar forward exchange rate market," International Review of Financial Analysis, Elsevier, vol. 10(2), pages 157-174.
    2. Jongen, Ron & Verschoor, Willem F C & Wolff, Christian C & Zwinkels, Remco C.J., 2008. "Dispersion of Beliefs in the Foreign Exchange Market," CEPR Discussion Papers 6738, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
    3. Engel, Charles, 1996. "The forward discount anomaly and the risk premium: A survey of recent evidence," Journal of Empirical Finance, Elsevier, vol. 3(2), pages 123-192, June.
    4. Agnès Bénassy-Quéré & Hélène Raymond, 1996. "Les erreurs de prévision de change ont-elles des caractéristiques hétérogènes ?," Économie et Prévision, Programme National Persée, vol. 125(4), pages 137-157.
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    8. Li, Dandan & Ghoshray, A. & Morley, B., 2011. "Uncovered Interest Parity and the Risk Premium," Department of Economics Working Papers 24072, University of Bath, Department of Economics.
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    11. Norman C. Miller, 2014. "Exchange Rate Economics," Books, Edward Elgar Publishing, number 14981.
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    16. Jongen, Ron & Verschoor, Willem F.C., 2008. "Further evidence on the rationality of interest rate expectations," Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, Elsevier, vol. 18(5), pages 438-448, December.

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