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Another look at the uncovered interest rate parity: Have we missed the fundamentals?

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  • Pikoulakis, Emmanuel V.
  • Wisniewski, Tomasz Piotr

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We present a version of the uncovered interest parity condition nesting in a portfolio balance model of the consumption capital asset pricing variety. This model supports the existence of “excess returns”–returns in excess of those explained by UIP.

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  • Pikoulakis, Emmanuel V. & Wisniewski, Tomasz Piotr, 2012. "Another look at the uncovered interest rate parity: Have we missed the fundamentals?," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 116(3), pages 476-479.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:116:y:2012:i:3:p:476-479
    DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2012.04.032
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    1. Heike Joebges & Volker Meinhard & Katja Rietzler & Rudolf Zwiener, 2012. "Auf dem Weg in die Altersarmut - Bilanz der Einführung der kapitalgedeckten Riester-Rente," IMK Report 73-2012, IMK at the Hans Boeckler Foundation, Macroeconomic Policy Institute.
    2. Heike Joebges & Volker Meinhard & Katja Rietzler & Rudolf Zwiener, 2012. "On the Path to Old-Age Poverty - Assessing the Impact of the Funded Riester Pension," IMK Report 73e-2012, IMK at the Hans Boeckler Foundation, Macroeconomic Policy Institute.

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    Keywords

    Exchange rates; Uncovered interest rate parity; CCAPM;

    JEL classification:

    • F31 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Foreign Exchange
    • G11 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Portfolio Choice; Investment Decisions
    • G15 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - International Financial Markets

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