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Pricing innovations in consumption growth: A re-evaluation of the recursive utility model

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  • Xiao, Yuchao
  • Faff, Robert
  • Gharghori, Philip
  • Min, Byoung-Kyu

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We re-evaluate the cross-sectional asset pricing implications of the recursive utility function of Epstein and Zin (1989, 1991), using innovations in future consumption growth in our tests. Our empirical specification helps explain the size, value and momentum effects. Specifically, we find that (і) the beta associated with news about consumption growth has a systematic pattern: beta decreases along the size dimension and increases along the book-to-market and momentum dimensions, (іі) innovation in consumption growth is significantly priced in asset returns using both the Fama and MacBeth (1973) and the stochastic discount factor approaches, and (ііі) the model performs better than both the CAPM and Fama–French model.

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  • Xiao, Yuchao & Faff, Robert & Gharghori, Philip & Min, Byoung-Kyu, 2013. "Pricing innovations in consumption growth: A re-evaluation of the recursive utility model," Journal of Banking & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 37(11), pages 4465-4475.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jbfina:v:37:y:2013:i:11:p:4465-4475
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jbankfin.2012.08.015
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    Consumption based asset pricing model; Epstein and Zin’s recursive utility function; Economic tracking portfolio;
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    • G12 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Asset Pricing; Trading Volume; Bond Interest Rates
    • G14 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Information and Market Efficiency; Event Studies; Insider Trading

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