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Identification and Inference in Linear Stochastic Discount Factor Models

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  • Craig Burnside

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When linear asset pricing models are estimated using excess return data, a normalization of the model must be selected. Several normalizations are equivalent when the model is correctly specified, but the identification conditions differ across normalizations. In practice, some or all of these identification conditions fail statistically when conventional consumption-based models are estimated, and inference is not robust across normalizations. Using asymptotic theory and Monte Carlo simulations, I present evidence that the lack of robustness in qualitative inference across normalizations can be attributed to model misspecification and lack of identification. I propose the use of tests for failure of the rank conditions. Using a calibrated model, I show that these tests are effective in detecting non-identified models.

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Paper provided by National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc in its series NBER Working Papers with number 16634.

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  1. A. Craig Burnside, 2010. "The Cross-Section of Foreign Currency Risk Premia and Consumption Growth Risk: A Comment," Working Papers 10-43, Duke University, Department of Economics.
  2. Kroencke, Tim A. & Schindler, Felix & Sebastian, Steffen & Theissen, Erik, 2013. "GDP mimicking portfolios and the cross-section of stock returns," ZEW Discussion Papers 13-026, ZEW - Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung / Center for European Economic Research.
  3. Craig Burnside, 2011. "Carry Trades and Risk," NBER Working Papers 17278, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.

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