Asset Prices in an Exchange Economy with Habit Formation
This paper analyzes asset prices in a representative agent exchange economy with habit-forming preferences. For a general class of utility indices and endowment processes, the authors characterize the optimal demand for consumption and derive explicit solutions for the interest rate and asset risk premia. They show that consumption smoothness may obtain even when the interest rate is stochastic. The consumption capital asset pricing model may not hold when the endowment process has stochastic coefficients; asset risk premia are larger under mild assumptions. The interest rate depends on the growth in the standard of living. Malliavin calculus is employed in the analysis. Copyright 1991 by The Econometric Society.
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Volume (Year): 59 (1991)
Issue (Month): 6 (November)
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