Consumption Asset Pricing with Stable Shocks: Exploring a Solution and Its Implications for the Equity Premium Puzzle
AbstractWe study the consumption based asset pricing model due to Lucas (1978). The exogenous endowment sequence is modeled as a linear stochastic process driven by stable shocks in an otherwise standard framework. The Gaussian process emerges as a special case. We derive exact analytical solutions for asset prices and returns, and provide conditions under which these exist. We also study the implications of the model for the equity premium puzzle.
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Asset pricing; Lucas model; equity premium; normal distributions; stable distributions;
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