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Multifactor consumption based asset pricing models using the US stock market as a reference: Evidence from a panel of developed economies

  • Hunter, John
  • Wu, Feng

This article considers a panel framework to test consumption based asset pricing models driven by a US stock market reference for a number of developed economies. Specifically, we focus on a linearized form of what might be seen as a consumption-based capital asset pricing model in a pooled cross section panel with two-way error components. The empirical findings of this multifactor model using a range of specifications indicate that there is a significant unobserved heterogeneity captured by cross-country fixed effects when consumption growth is treated as a common factor. However, the cross-sectional impact of home consumption growth can vary over the countries, where unobserved heterogeneity in the rate of risk aversion can also be addressed by random effects.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economic Modelling.

Volume (Year): 36 (2014)
Issue (Month): C ()
Pages: 557-565

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecmode:v:36:y:2014:i:c:p:557-565
DOI: 10.1016/j.econmod.2013.10.001
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