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Macro Asset Pricing Conference

May 10-11, 2013 Hanson Hall 1-103

Conference Schedule

Friday, May 10
Time Event
12:00 - 12:45 Lunch
12:45 - 1:30

Ravi Bansal (The Fuqua School of Business, Duke University)

 

Co-Authored with: Dana Kiku (Wharton School), Ivan Shaliastovich (Wharton School), Amir Yaron (Wharton School)

Discussant: Frederico Belo (Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota)

1:30-2:15

Joao Gomes (The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania)

 

Co-Authored with Lucas Schmid, The Fuqua School of Business, Duke University

Discussant: Motohiro Yogo (Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis)

2:15-3:00

Urban Jermann (The Wharton School - University of Pennsylvania)

 

Co-Authored with Vivian Z. Yue, Federal Reserve Board

Discussant: Xiaoji Lin (Fisher College of Business, Ohio State University)

3:00-3:15 BREAK
3:15-4:00

Bob Goldstein (Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota)

 

Co-Authored with Frederico Belo (University of Minnesota) and Pierre Collin-Dufresne (Columbia University)

Discussant: Francisco Palomino (Ross School of Business, University of Michigan)

4:00-4:45

Max Croce (Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina)

 

Co-Authored with Hengjie Ai (University of Minnesota), Anthony M. Diercks (University of North Carolina), Kai Li (Sauder School of Business, UBC)

Discussant: Jun Li (Naveen Jindal School of Management, University of Texas, Dallas)

Saturday, May 11
Time Event
9:00-9:30 Breakfast
9:30-10:15

Nicolae Garleanu (Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley)

 

Co-authored with Stavros Panageas (University of Chicago), Jianfeng Yu (University of Minnesota)

Discussant: Saki Bigio (Columbia Business School)

10:15-11:00

Hengjie Ai (Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota)

 

Co-Authored with Dana Kiku (College of Business at Illlinois), Rui Li (University of Massachusetts, Boston)

Discussant: Dmitry Livdan (Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley)

11:00-11:15 BREAK
11:15-12:00

Leonid Kogan (Sloan School of Management, MIT)

 

Co-Authored with Indrajit Mitra (Sloan School of Business)

Discussant: Santiago Bazdresch (University of Minnesota)

12:00-12:45

Tarek Hassan (Booth School of Business, University of Chicago)

"Forward and Spot Exchange Rates in a Multi-Currency World"

Co-Authored with Rui C. Mano (University of Chicago)

We decompose the covariance of currency returns with forward premia into a crosscurrency, a between time and currency, and a cross-time component. The surprising result of our decomposition is that the cross-currency and cross-time-components account for almost all systematic variation in expected currency returns, while the between time and currency component is statistically and economically insignificant. This finding has three surprising implications for models of currency risk premia. First, it shows that the two most famous anomalies in international currency markets, the carry trade and the Forward Premium Puzzle (FPP), are separate phenomena that may require separate explanations. The carry trade is driven by persistent differences in currency risk premia across countries, while the FPP appears to be driven primarily by time-series variation in all currency risk premia against the US dollar. Second, it shows that both the carry trade and the FPP are puzzles about asymmetries in the risk characteristics of countries. The carry trade results from persistent differences in the risk characteristics of individual countries; the FPP is best explained by time variation in the average return of all currencies against the US dollar. As a result, existing models in which two symmetric countries interact in financial markets cannot explain either of the two anomalies.

Discussant: Jeremy Graveline (University of Minnesota)