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Empirical pricing kernels

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  • Rosenberg, Joshua V.
  • Engle, Robert F.

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This paper investigates the empirical characteristics of investor risk aversion over equity return states by estimating a daily semi-parametric pricing kernel. The two key features of this estimator are: (1) the functional form of the pricing kernel is estimated semi-parametrically, instead of being prespecified and (2) the pricing kernel is re-estimated on a daily basis, allowing measurement of time-variation in risk-aversion over equity return states.
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  • Rosenberg, Joshua V. & Engle, Robert F., 2002. "Empirical pricing kernels," Journal of Financial Economics, Elsevier, vol. 64(3), pages 341-372, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jfinec:v:64:y:2002:i:3:p:341-372
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