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A Test of International CAPM

  • Charles Engel
  • Anthony P. Rodrigues

We propose and implement a Wald test of the international capital asset pricing model. Ex post asset returns are regressed on asset supplies. CAPM requires that the matrix of coefficients from a regression of n rates of return on n asset supply shares be proportional to the covariance matrix of the residuals from those regressions. We test this restriction in the context of a model that aggregates all outside financial assets for each of ten countries. We do not find strong support for the restrictions of CAPM.

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Paper provided by National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc in its series NBER Working Papers with number 2054.

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Date of creation: Oct 1986
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Publication status: published as "Tests of Mean-Variance Efficiency of International Equity Markets" Oxford Economic Papers, vol 45, (July 1993) p. 403-421
Handle: RePEc:nbr:nberwo:2054
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