Research / BFI Working PaperMay 10, 2021

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

Wenxin Du, Jesse Schreger

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.

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