Expected Life-Time Utility and Hedging Demands in a Partially Observable Economy
AbstractThis paper analyzes the expected life-time utility and the hedging demands in a Lucas (1978) economy, in which the dividend drift term is unknown and mean-reverting. An expression for the individual investor’s expected life-time utility in equilibrium is derived, and his hedging demand is analyzed. The hedging demand consists of two components, which could work in opposite directions so that a conservative investor may end up having a positive hedging demand. Interestingly, this differs from the theoretical findings in Brennan (1998), who analyzes the portfolio choice problem of an agent who learns about a constant expected stock return.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Lund University, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 2005:17.
Length: 29 pages
Date of creation: 24 Feb 2005
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Publication status: Published in European Economic Review, 2008, pages 1072-1096.
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learning; incomplete information; equilibrium; hedging demands;
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- Lundtofte, Frederik, 2008. "Expected life-time utility and hedging demands in a partially observable economy," European Economic Review, Elsevier, vol. 52(6), pages 1072-1096, August.
- Frederik Lundtofte, 2003. "Expected Life-Time Utility and Hedging Demands in a Partially Observable Economy," Swiss Finance Institute Research Paper Series 06-23, Swiss Finance Institute, revised Oct 2006.
- C13 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Estimation: General
- G11 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Portfolio Choice; Investment Decisions
- G12 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Asset Pricing
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