Currency Risk Factors in a Recursive Multi-Country Economy

51 Pages Posted: 24 Dec 2014 Last revised: 25 Aug 2018

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Ric Colacito

University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School; NBER

Mariano (Max) Massimiliano Croce

Finance Department, Bocconi University; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

Federico Gavazzoni

INSEAD

Robert C. Ready

University of Oregon - Department of Finance

Date Written: August 25, 2018

Abstract

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).

Keywords: Recursive Risk Sharing, Carry Trade, Currency Risk Factors

JEL Classification: C62, F31, G12

Suggested Citation

Colacito, Riccardo and Croce, Mariano Massimiliano and Gavazzoni, Federico and Ready, Robert C., Currency Risk Factors in a Recursive Multi-Country Economy (August 25, 2018). Journal of Finance, Forthcoming, Simon Business School Working Paper No. FR 15-10, INSEAD Working Paper No. 2015/40/FIN, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2542182 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2542182

Riccardo Colacito

University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School ( email )

Kenan-Flagler Business School
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3490
United States

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Mariano Massimiliano Croce

Finance Department, Bocconi University ( email )

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Milan, MI 20136
Italy

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Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) ( email )

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Federico Gavazzoni

INSEAD ( email )

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France

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Robert C. Ready (Contact Author)

University of Oregon - Department of Finance ( email )

Lundquist College of Business
1208 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403
United States

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