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Implications for Asset Pricing Puzzles of a Roll-over Assumption for the Risk-Free Asset-super-

  • GEOFFREY J. WARREN
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    The equity risk premium and risk-free rate puzzles are largely resolved by combining persistent uncertainty over the long-term consumption growth rate with analysis of the risk-free asset on a 'roll-over' basis. Under these conditions, cash equivalents are evaluated as a multi-period investment strategy that hedges against adverse growth rate outcomes. The premium on the risky asset is raised and the risk-free rate lowered due to their respective relation with multi-period consumption risk. Historical average asset returns are matched at plausible risk aversion. Copyright (c) 2008 The Authors. Journal compilation (c) International Review of Finance Ltd. 2008.

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    Volume (Year): 8 (2008)
    Issue (Month): 3-4 ()
    Pages: 125-157

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