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Asset Pricing, Capital Structure and the Spirit of Capitalism in a Production Economy

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  • Jizheng Huang

    (China Economics and Management Academy, CUFE)

  • Heng-fu Zou

    (China Economics and Management Academy, CUFE)

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This paper investigates an intertemporal general equilibrium theory of capital asset pricing with the spirit of capitalism. It is an attempt to put together ideas from the modern finance literature and the literature on stochastic growth models. Using methods adopted in Brock (1982), an equivalent characterization of equilibrium by first-order conditions for optimal growth is investigated. We also consider the Modigliani-Miller theorem with the spirit of capitalism.

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Article provided by Society for AEF in its journal Annals of Economics and Finance.

Volume (Year): 14 (2013)
Issue (Month): 2 (November)
Pages: 367-384

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Handle: RePEc:cuf:journl:y:2013:v:14:i:2:n:3:huang

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Keywords: Spirit of capitalism; Equilibrium; Optimal growth; Social-status;

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