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Issues in Business Management and Economics
Vol.1 (2), pp. 037-046, June 2013
Article ID BM04, 10 pages
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Information costs and its effects on international portfolio choice

Accepted 3 March,2013

Ali Bentabet* and Maya Fetni

Department of Financial Sciences Universit of Badji Mokhtar, Annaba, Algeria.

*Corresponding author E-mail: bentabetmg(at)

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This paper presents a model of international asset pricing in the presence of shadow costs of incomplete information. The model shows that the exchange rate risk is priced in an international setting. The home bias equity is explained by the shadow costs of incomplete information. These costs are defined in the spirit of Merton model of capital market equilibrium with incomplete information. The model supports the empirical findings in Kang and Stulz and Dahlquist and Robertsson.

Key words: Portfolio choice, international financial markets, information costs.

JEL Classification: G15, G11.

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