Foreign Exchange Return Predictability: Rational Expectations Risk Premium vs. Expectational Errors
39 Pages Posted: 2 Jan 2019
Date Written: December 30, 2018
We propose a simple identification scheme for the causes of the violations of uncovered interest parity. Our method uses the serial dependence patterns of excess returns as a criterion for judging performance of economic models. We show that a mean reverting component in excess returns, representing a violation of uncovered interest parity, mainly contributes to generating different serial dependence patterns of excess returns: rational expectations risk premium models tend to generate negative serial dependence of excess returns, while expectational errors models tend to generate positive serial dependence.
Keywords: Violations of Uncovered Interest Parity, Expectational Errors, Rational Expectations Risk Premium, Foreign Exchange Excess Returns, Serial Dependence
JEL Classification: F31, F37, G15
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