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Characteristics, covariances, and structural breaks

  • Chou, Pin-Huang
  • Ko, Kuan-Cheng
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    By applying Bai and Perron's [Bai, J., Perran, P., 1998. Estimating and testing linear models with multiple structural changes. Econometrica 66, 47-78] change-point model, we pinpoint the exact dates for structural breaks in the book-to-market premium. We find that overall the BM premium is better explained by Fama-French's three-factor model.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

    Volume (Year): 100 (2008)
    Issue (Month): 1 (July)
    Pages: 31-34

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