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Asset Prices and Hyperbolic Discounting

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  • Liutang Gong

    (Guanghua School of Management, Peking University
    Institute for Advanced Study, Wuhan University)

  • William Smith

    (Department of Economics, Fogelman College of Business & Economics University of Memphis)

  • Heng-fu Zou

    (Guanghua School of Management, Peking University
    Institute for Advanced Study, Wuhan University
    The World Bank)

Abstract

This paper explores the implications of hyperbolic discounting for asset prices and rates of return. Hyperbolic discounting has no effect on the equity premium. However, by making people less patient, causes stock prices to be lower, and interest rates higher, than with exponential discounting. In addition, hyperbolic discounting dampens the marginal effect of risk on stock prices, relative to the exponential case.

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  • Liutang Gong & William Smith & Heng-fu Zou, 2007. "Asset Prices and Hyperbolic Discounting," Annals of Economics and Finance, Society for AEF, vol. 8(2), pages 397-414, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:cuf:journl:y:2007:v:8:i:1:p:397-414
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    1. Palacios Huerta, Ignacio & Pérez Kakabadse, Alonso, 2013. "Consumption and portfolio rules whit stochastic hyperbolic discounting," IKERLANAK Ikerlanak;2013-72, Universidad del País Vasco - Departamento de Fundamentos del Análisis Económico I.
    2. Junfeng Qiu, 2011. "Bank money, aggregate liquidity, and asset prices," Annals of Economics and Finance, Society for AEF, pages 295-346.
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    Keywords

    Asset-Pricing; Hyperbolic Discounting;

    JEL classification:

    • D91 - Microeconomics - - Micro-Based Behavioral Economics - - - Role and Effects of Psychological, Emotional, Social, and Cognitive Factors on Decision Making
    • E21 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Consumption; Saving; Wealth
    • G11 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Portfolio Choice; Investment Decisions

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