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  • Stephen Ross

    (MIT)

  • Mark Westerfield

    (USC)

  • Jiang Wang

    (MIT)

  • Leonid Kogan

    (MIT)

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agents do not survive and do not affect prices in the long run. If relative risk aversion is unbounded, however, they may survive, and survival is neither necessary nor sufficient for their impact on prices. We provide necessary and sufficient conditions for price impact, as well as examples of price impact without survival and vice versa. Our results extend to economies with state-dependent utility functions such as habit formation.

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Paper provided by Society for Economic Dynamics in its series 2009 Meeting Papers with number 274.

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  1. Zeckhauser, Richard Jay & Tran, Ngoc-Khanh, 2011. "The Behavior of Savings and Asset Prices When Preferences and Beliefs are Heterogeneous," Scholarly Articles 5027955, Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
  2. Jaksa CVITANIC & Semyon MALAMUD, 2010. "Price Impact and Portfolio Impact," Swiss Finance Institute Research Paper Series 10-26, Swiss Finance Institute.
  3. Ani Guerdijkova & Emanuela Sciubba, 2012. "Survival with Ambiguity," Birkbeck Working Papers in Economics and Finance 1216, Birkbeck, Department of Economics, Mathematics & Statistics.
  4. Elyès Jouini & Clotilde Napp, 2010. "Unbiased Disagreement in Financial Markets, Waves of Pessimism and the Risk-Return Trade-off," Review of Finance, European Finance Association, vol. 15(3), pages 575-601.

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