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A quartet of asset pricing models in nominal and real economies

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This paper studies the equity premium implications of a canonical New Keynesian model with investment. We find that the presence of a time-varying marginal cost dampens the expansionary impact of a positive technology shock. With a given fraction of firms standing ready to satisfy demand at predetermined prices, the variations in the marginal utility of consumption attributed to technology shocks can easily be smoothed. Thus, technology shocks contribute little to the equity premium. Under a standard monetary policy rule, the real effect of monetary policy shocks is too weak and short-lived to generate a reasonable equity premium.

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  • Wei, Chao, 2009. "A quartet of asset pricing models in nominal and real economies," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Elsevier, vol. 33(1), pages 154-165, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:dyncon:v:33:y:2009:i:1:p:154-165
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    1. Ivan Jaccard, 2007. "Asset Pricing, Habit Memory, and the Labor Market," Swiss Finance Institute Research Paper Series 07-23, Swiss Finance Institute, revised Nov 2007.
    2. Christoffel, Kai & Jaccard, Ivan & Kilponen, Juha, 2013. "Welfare and bond pricing implications of fiscal stabilization policies," Research Discussion Papers 32/2013, Bank of Finland.
    3. Challe, Edouard & Giannitsarou, Chryssi, 2014. "Stock prices and monetary policy shocks: A general equilibrium approach," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Elsevier, vol. 40(C), pages 46-66.
    4. Roman Horvath & Lorant Kaszab, 2016. "Equity Premium and Monetary Policy in a Model with Limited Asset Market Participation," Working Papers IES 2016/04, Charles University Prague, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute of Economic Studies, revised Feb 2016.

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