International Asset Pricing, Currency Risk and Integration of Markets
Keywords:Market integration, Market segmentation, Exchange rate risk, Asset pricing, GARCH
This study attempts to test the conditional version of the international asset-pricing model proposed in Bayraktar (2000, 2009) by using a parsimonious multivariate GARCH process. The theoretical model, contrary to previous empirical studies that have used random selection of currency risks, determines which currencies should be included in an empirical test, thus avoids this kind of random selection bias. The results from both full and sub-samples regressions provide some weak evidence for the existence of exchange rate risks, thus partially support the theory. However, exchange rate risks' premia are found considerably smaller than that of market risk.