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Long-term foreign exchange risk premia and inflation risk

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  • Kim, Daehwan
  • Moneta, Fabio

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As highlighted by recent literature, long-term foreign exchange risk premia (FRP) of a currency pair tend to covary negatively with short-term real interest rate differentials (RIRD) of the pair. We fit an affine term structure model for 9 major currencies against the US dollar and estimate two components of this covariance: the real risk premia (RRP) component and the inflation risk premia differential (IRPD) component. We find that the IRPD component is significantly negative for all currency pairs in our sample. We propose a macro-finance model to understand the types of shocks that generate such covariance.

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  • Kim, Daehwan & Moneta, Fabio, 2021. "Long-term foreign exchange risk premia and inflation risk," International Review of Financial Analysis, Elsevier, vol. 78(C).
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:finana:v:78:y:2021:i:c:s1057521921002271
    DOI: 10.1016/j.irfa.2021.101901
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