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Strategic Asset Allocation in a Continuous-Time VAR Model

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  • Viceira, Luis
  • Rodriguez, Jorge
  • Chacko, George
  • Campbell, John

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This paper derives an approximate solution to a continuous-time intertemporal portfolio and consumption choice problem. The problem is the continuous-time equivalent of the discrete-time problem studied by Campbell and Viceira (Q. J. Econ. 114 (1999) 433) in which the expected excess return on a risky asset follows an AR(1) process, while the riskless interest rate is constant. The paper also shows how to obtain continuous-time parameters that are consistent with discrete-time econometric estimates. The continuous-time solution is the limit of that of Campbell and Viceira and has the property that conservative long-term investors have a large positive intertemporal hedging demand for stocks.

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Paper provided by Harvard University Department of Economics in its series Scholarly Articles with number 3294738.

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