On the Economic Impact of Modeling Non-Linearities: The Asset Pricing Example
AbstractWe investigate the economic importance of modeling non-linearities in the dynamics of exogenous processes on the implied moments of endogenous variables in the context of the consumption-based asset pricing model. For this purpose, we model the endowment process alternatively as a linear autoregression and as a non-linear threshold autoregression. The asset pricing model with non-linear endowment is solved using quadrature techniques. A comparison of the moments of the model-implied rates of return in the two cases suggests that the economic impact of modeling non-linearities is less than 0.01 percent per annum.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Florida International University, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 0305.
Length: 28 pages
Date of creation: Nov 2003
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Publication status: Forthcoming in Macroeconomic Dynamics
asset pricing; rates of return; non-linearities; threshold autoregressions; numerical solutions;
Other versions of this item:
- Bidarkota, Prasad V., 2006. "On The Economic Impact Of Modeling Nonlinearities: The Asset Pricing Example," Macroeconomic Dynamics, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge University Press, vol. 10(01), pages 56-76, February.
- G12 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Asset Pricing; Trading Volume; Bond Interest Rates
- C22 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models &bull Diffusion Processes
- C52 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - Model Evaluation, Validation, and Selection
- C63 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Computational Techniques
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