Macroeconomic Determinants of Stock Market Returns, Volatility and Volatility Risk-Premia
AbstractThis paper introduces a no-arbitrage framework to assess how macroeconomic factors help explain the risk-premium agents require to bear the risk of .uctuations in stock market volatility. We develop a model in which return volatility and volatility risk-premia are stochastic and derive no-arbitrage conditions linking volatility to macroeconomic factors. We estimate the model using data related to variance swaps, which are contracts with payo¤s indexed to nonparametric measures of realized volatility. We .nd that volatility risk-premia are strongly countercyclical, even more so than standard measures of return volatility.
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- Valentina Corradi & Walter Distaso & Antonio Mele, 2008. "Macroeconomic determinants of stock market returns, volatility and volatility risk-premia," LSE Research Online Documents on Economics 24436, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library.
- J1 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics
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- NEP-MAC-2008-06-27 (Macroeconomics)
- NEP-UPT-2008-06-27 (Utility Models & Prospect Theory)
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