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Dynamic consumption and portfolio choice with permanent learning

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  • Lee, Hyun-Tak

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This paper studies a continuous–time intertemporal consumption and portfolio choice problem when a long–horizon investor who has recursive preferences cannot exactly observe the expected returns of the risky asset. I contribute to belief–behavior solutions to the explicit log-utility case, and to the approximate unit-risk-aversion case. I show explicitly that her belief behavior depends on the parameters of investment opportunities and investor preferences.

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  • Lee, Hyun-Tak, 2016. "Dynamic consumption and portfolio choice with permanent learning," Finance Research Letters, Elsevier, vol. 19(C), pages 112-118.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:finlet:v:19:y:2016:i:c:p:112-118
    DOI: 10.1016/j.frl.2016.07.001
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    Keywords

    Optimal consumption; Optimal portfolio; Information quality; Learning;

    JEL classification:

    • C61 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Optimization Techniques; Programming Models; Dynamic Analysis
    • G11 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Portfolio Choice; Investment Decisions

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