DP16124 CIP Deviations, the Dollar, and Frictions in International Capital Markets

Author(s): Wenxin Du, Jesse Schreger
Publication Date: May 2021
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JEL(s): F3
Programme Areas: Financial Economics, International Macroeconomics and Finance, Monetary Economics and Fluctuations
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The covered interest rate parity (CIP) condition is a fundamental arbitrage relationship in international finance. In this chapter, we review its breakdown during the Global Financial Crisis and its continued failure in the subsequent decade. We review how to measure CIP deviations, discuss the drivers of CIP deviations, and the implications of CIP deviations for global financial markets.