Emerging market exchange rate exposure
Chue, Timothy K.
|Source||Journal of banking & finance , v. 32, (7), 2008, JUL, p. 1349-1362|
|Summary||We estimate the exposure of emerging market companies to fluctuations in their domestic exchange rates. We use an instrumental-variable approach that identifies the total exposure of a company to exchange rate movements, yet abstracts from the influence of confounding macroeconomic shocks. In the sub-period of 1999-2002, we find that depreciations tend to have a negative impact on emerging market stock returns. In the sub-period of 2002-2006, this tendency has largely disappeared. Since we estimate the exchange rate exposure of firms from different countries with a common set of instruments, we can make coherent, cross-country comparisons of their determinants. We find that the impact of various measures of debt on exchange rate exposure, which is negative and significant in the early sub-period, becomes insignificant and even reverses sign in the recent sub-period. (C) 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.|
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