Covered interest rate arbitrage in the interwar period and the Keynes-Einzig conjecture
UNSPECIFIED. (2002) Covered interest rate arbitrage in the interwar period and the Keynes-Einzig conjecture. JOURNAL OF MONEY CREDIT AND BANKING, 34 (1). pp. 51-75. ISSN 0022-2879Full text not available from this repository.
In the Tract on Monetary Reform, Keynes (1923) conjectured that deviations from covered interest rate parity would not be arbitraged unless a profit of at least a half of one percent on an annualized basis was available, and that larger deviations would still be moderately persistent because of less than perfect elasticity of supply of arbitrage funds. This two-part conjecture was given further emphasis by other writers on this period, notably Einzig (1937). We apply nonlinear econometric techniques to a previously unexploited weekly data base for the 1920s London and New York markets and find strong support for the conjecture.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HG Finance
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
|Journal or Publication Title:||JOURNAL OF MONEY CREDIT AND BANKING|
|Publisher:||OHIO STATE UNIV PRESS|
|Official Date:||February 2002|
|Number of Pages:||25|
|Page Range:||pp. 51-75|
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