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What Puzzles? New insights in asset pricing

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  • Aase, Knut K.

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    (Dept. of Finance and Management Science, Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration)

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Motivated by the problems of the conventional model in rationalizing market data, we derive the equilibrium interest rate and risk premiums using recursive utility in continuous time. In a representative-agent framework our model allows for the separation of risk aversion from the time preference. We demonstrate how this separation gives new insights in asset pricing: The expressions for risk premiums combine the market-based CAPM with the consumption-based CAPM. The equilibrium real interest rate now combines characterizations of preferences and market returns. This model explains both the Equity Premium Puzzle and the Risk-Free Rate Puzzle with good margin, and give solutions consistent with early resolution of uncertainty.

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Paper provided by Department of Business and Management Science, Norwegian School of Economics in its series Discussion Papers with number 2012/13.

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Length: 34 pages
Date of creation: 16 Nov 2012
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Handle: RePEc:hhs:nhhfms:2012_013

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Keywords: The equity premium puzzle; the risk-free rate puzzle; recursive utility; early resolution; utility gradients; dynamic programming; The Stern Review;

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