Risk Premia and Variance Bounds
AbstractIf a pricing kernel assigns a premium to a risk variable that differs from the one assigned by the minimum-variance admissible kernel, then the pricing kernel must exhibit more variability than the minimum-variance kernel. Based on this intuition, the authors derive a variance bound that is more stringent than that of Lars Peter Hansen and Ravi Jagannathan (1991). When the authors apply their bound to the kernel of a representative consumer with power utility, they find that the consumption risk premium increases the severity of the 'equity-premium puzzle' of Rajnish Mehra and Edward C. Prescott (1985). Copyright 1997 by American Finance Association.
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Volume (Year): 52 (1997)
Issue (Month): 5 (December)
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