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The price-dividend relationship in inflationary and deflationary regimes

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  • Jakob B Madsen

    (University of Copenhagen)

  • Costas Milas

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    (Keele University, Department of Economics)

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This paper argues that the linear price- dividend relationship as predicted in the Gordon (1962) model breaks down in regimes of high inflation and deflation. Using data for the US and the UK over the period from 1871 to 2002, nonlinear estimates support the prediction of the model.

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Paper provided by Centre for Economic Research, Keele University in its series Keele Economics Research Papers with number KERP 2005/09.

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Length: 18 pages
Date of creation: Jul 2005
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Publication status: Published in Finance Research Letters, Vol. 2, 2005, pages 260-269. [ doi:10.1016/j.frl.2005.06.001 ]
Handle: RePEc:kee:kerpuk:2005/09

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Keywords: Regime-switching; nonlinearity; price-dividend relationship; inflation and deflation.;

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  1. GIOT, Pierre & PETITJEAN, Mikael, 2006. "Short-term market timing using the Bond-Equity Yield Ratio," CORE Discussion Papers 2006090, Université catholique de Louvain, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE).
  2. Nagayasu, Jun, 2007. "Putting the dividend-price ratio under the microscope," Finance Research Letters, Elsevier, vol. 4(3), pages 186-195, September.
  3. Giot, Pierre & Petitjean, Mikael, 2007. "The information content of the Bond-Equity Yield Ratio: Better than a random walk?," International Journal of Forecasting, Elsevier, vol. 23(2), pages 289-305.
  4. Coakley, Jerry & Fuertes, Ana-Maria, 2006. "Valuation ratios and price deviations from fundamentals," Journal of Banking & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 30(8), pages 2325-2346, August.

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