Risk aversion, multivariate proxies and the behavior of asset returns
An asset pricing model with constant relative risk aversion (CRRA) is tested with data from Sweden for the period 1977-1990. As a proxy for consumption growth, we employ a return based mimicking portfolio. We find that significant structural shifts in the model parameters occur between 1977-83 and 1984-90. The results indicate that the goodness-of-fit for the model in the two subperiods is fairly good and the estimates of CRRA seem reasonable. However, contrary to the cross-sectional implications of the model, CRRAs implied from individual assets differ a lot from each other.
Volume (Year): 7 (1994)
Issue (Month): 2 (Autumn)
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