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Asset Trading Volume with Dynamically Complete Markets and Heterogeneous Agents

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  • Kenneth L. Judd
  • Felix Kubler
  • Karl Schmedders

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The trading volume of long-lived securities with recursive payoffs, such as equity, is generically zero in infinite-horizon recursive pure exchange Lucas asset models with heterogeneous agents. In equilibrium, there is no portfolio rebalancing of such assets. More generally, the end-of-period portfolio of long- and short-lived securities is constant over time and states in the generic economy. We also present a nonrobust formulation of dynamically complete markets which does have nonzero trading volume in equilibrium. The comparisons show that any theory of asset trading volume will be very sensitive to small changes in model specifications.

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Paper provided by Northwestern University, Center for Mathematical Studies in Economics and Management Science in its series Discussion Papers with number 1294.

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  1. Huber, Jurgen, 2007. "`J'-shaped returns to timing advantage in access to information - Experimental evidence and a tentative explanation," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Elsevier, vol. 31(8), pages 2536-2572, August.
  2. David N. DeJong & Emilio Espino, 2011. "The cyclical behavior of equity turnover," Quantitative Economics, Econometric Society, vol. 2(1), pages 99-133, 03.
  3. Karl Schmedders, 2005. "Two-Fund Separation in Dynamic General Equilibrium," 2005 Meeting Papers 148, Society for Economic Dynamics.
  4. Bejan, Camelia & Bidian, Florin, 2010. "Limited enforcement, bubbles and trading in incomplete markets," MPRA Paper 36819, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 20 Feb 2012.
  5. Berrada, Tony & Hugonnier, Julien & Rindisbacher, Marcel, 2007. "Heterogeneous preferences and equilibrium trading volume," Journal of Financial Economics, Elsevier, vol. 83(3), pages 719-750, March.
  6. Chiaki Hara, 2009. "Effectively Complete Asset Markets with Multiple Goods and over Multiple Periods," KIER Working Papers 685, Kyoto University, Institute of Economic Research.
  7. Elena Asparouhova & Peter Bossaerts & Nilanjan Roy & William Zame, 2013. "'Lucas' In The Laboratory," NBER Working Papers 19068, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  8. Manjira Datta & Leonard J. Mirman & Olivier F. Morand & Kevin L. Reffett, 2005. "Markovian Equilibrium in Infinite Horizon Economies with Incomplete Markets and Public Policy," Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers 05-013/2, Tinbergen Institute.
  9. Eric Aldrich, 2012. "Trading Volume in General Equilibrium with Complete Markets," 2012 Meeting Papers 36, Society for Economic Dynamics.
  10. Viktor Tsyrennikov, 2012. "Heterogeneous Beliefs, Wealth Distribution, and Asset Markets with Risk of Default," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 102(3), pages 156-60, May.
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