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On the predictibility of the exchange rate behaviour: An application of Lucas' Model to the Spanish case/¿Es posible predecir el comportamiento del tipo de cambio? Una aplicación del modelo de Lucas al caso español

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    (Departamento de Economía Aplicada I. Universidad Rey Juan Carlos.)



    (Departamento de Economía Aplicada I. Universidad Rey Juan Carlos.)



    (Departamento de Economía Aplicada I. Universidad Rey Juan Carlos.)

The goal of every investment is to obtain maximum return with minimum risk. Foreign exchange risk could cause that a portfolio return differs from the fundamentals of the assets which composes it. In this paper we study, by using the calibration method, the behaviour and size of the spot, forward exchange rate and forward premium for the Spanish market in a general equilibrium model. This research considers different risk aversion coeffi cients, opening levels in the economy and subjective discount factors. Results replicate closely the actual exchange rate behaviour in the long run. El objetivo de toda inversión es lograr la mayor rentabilidad con el menor riesgo posible. El riesgo por tipo de cambio puede provocar que el rendimiento de una cartera de inversión esté desvirtuado con relación a los fundamentos económicos de los activos que componen dicha cartera. En este trabajo, por medio de la aplicación de la técnica de la calibración, se estudia la cuantía y el comportamiento de los tipos de cambio al contado, plazo y la prima de riesgo del mercado español en un modelo de equilibrio general. El análisis se efectúa para distintos grados de aversión al riesgo, de apertura de la economía y factores de descuento subjetivos de los individuos. Las predicciones obtenidas consiguen unos resultados muy positivos al recoger el comportamiento del tipo de cambio con un horizonte temporal de largo plazo.

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Volume (Year): 24 (2006)
Issue (Month): (Abril)
Pages: 427-452

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Handle: RePEc:lrk:eeaart:24_1_14
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