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An intermediation-based model of exchange rates

Semyon Malamud and Andreas Schrimpf

No 743, BIS Working Papers from Bank for International Settlements

Abstract: We develop a general equilibrium model with intermediaries at the heart of international financial markets. In our model, intermediaries bargain with their customers and extract rents for providing access to foreign claims. The behavior of intermediaries, by tilting state prices, generates an explicit, non-linear risk structure in exchange rates. We show how this endogenous risk structure helps explain a number of anomalies in foreign exchange and international capital markets, including the safe haven properties of exchange rates and the breakdown of covered interest parity.

Keywords: financial intermediation; exchange rates; safe haven; covered interest parity deviations (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: E44 E52 F31 F33 G13 G15 G23 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-mac and nep-opm
Date: 2018-09
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