Monday, June 8, 2015

Currency Risk Factors in a Recursive Multi-Country Economy

COLACITO Ricardo, CROCE Mariano Massimiliano, GAVAZZONI Federico, READY Robert
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INSEAD Working Paper 2015/40/FIN

Focusing on the ten countries with the most-traded currencies, we provide novel empirical evidence about the existence of significant heterogenous exposure to global growth news shocks. We incorporate this empirical fact in a frictionless risk-sharing model with recursive preferences, multiple countries, and multiple consumption goods whose supply is subject to both global and local short- and long-run shocks. Since news shocks are priced, heterogenous exposure to global long-run growth shocks results in both a relevant reallocation of international resources and currency adjustments. Our unified framework replicates the properties of the HML-FX and HML-NFA carry trade strategies studied by Lustig et al. (2011) and Della Corte et al. (2013).