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Higher Order Effects in Asset Pricing Models with Long‐Run Risks

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  • WALTER POHL
  • KARL SCHMEDDERS
  • OLE WILMS

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This paper shows that the latest generation of asset pricing models with long‐run risk exhibit economically significant nonlinearities, and thus the ubiquitous Campbell‐Shiller log‐linearization can generate large numerical errors. These errors translate in turn to considerable errors in the model predictions, for example, for the magnitude of the equity premium or return predictability. We demonstrate that these nonlinearities arise from the presence of multiple highly persistent processes, which cause the exogenous states to attain values far away from their long‐run means with nonnegligible probability. These extreme values have a significant impact on asset price dynamics.

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  • Walter Pohl & Karl Schmedders & Ole Wilms, 2018. "Higher Order Effects in Asset Pricing Models with Long‐Run Risks," Journal of Finance, American Finance Association, vol. 73(3), pages 1061-1111, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:jfinan:v:73:y:2018:i:3:p:1061-1111
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    1. Ivan Sutoris, 2018. "Asset Prices in a Production Economy with Long Run and Idiosyncratic Risk," CERGE-EI Working Papers wp620, The Center for Economic Research and Graduate Education - Economics Institute, Prague.
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    6. Myroslav Pidkuyko & Raffaele Rossi & Klaus Reiner Schenk-Hoppé, 2019. "The Resolution of Long-Run Risk," The School of Economics Discussion Paper Series 1908, Economics, The University of Manchester.

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