The book-to-market and size effects in a general asset pricing model: evidence from seven national markets
AbstractWe find a positive relation between returns and Book-to Market ratio (BE/ME) and a negative relation between returns and Market Value (MVE) in all the countries we study. The BE/ME and MVE "effects" are international in character and remain strong under a general stochastic pricing function that does not depend on a specific asset pricing model and avoids potentially serious simultaneity biases inherent in the Fama & French three-factor model. Finally, potentially important macro and financial variables that we add to the pricing functions do not offer an explanation of the BE/ME effect.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University of New Orleans, Department of Economics and Finance in its series Working Papers with number 1999-15.
Length: 60 pages
Date of creation: 22 Nov 1999
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Book-to-market ratio; Market valuation;
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- G10 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - General (includes Measurement and Data)
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- G15 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - International Financial Markets
- G30 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - General
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