Estimating the intensity of choice in a dynamic mutual fund allocation decision
AbstractThe paper analyzes the intensity of choice in an agent based financial optimization problem. Mean-variance optimizing agents choose among mutual funds of similar styles but varying performance. We specify a model for the allocation of new funds, switching between funds, and withdrawals and obtain statistically significant estimates of the intensity of choice parameter. This estimate is also given economic interpretation through the underperformance of funds that use an active style. We find that agents with relative risk aversion of 2 will move 1% of their funds from active to passive for an extra 34 basis points of return.
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- David Goldbaum & Bruce Mizrach, 2005. "Estimating the Intensity of Choice in a Dynamic Mutual Fund Allocation Decision," Computing in Economics and Finance 2005 295, Society for Computational Economics.
- David Goldbaum & Bruce Mizrach, 2004. "Estimating the Intensity of Choice in a Dynamic Mutual Fund Allocation Decision," Departmental Working Papers 200414, Rutgers University, Department of Economics.
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