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An Adjustment Cost Model of Asset Pricing

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An intertemporal asset-pricing model is constructed incorporating an explicit adjustment-cost technology. The capital stock can be altered by investment, but there are adjustment costs whi ch lower the marginal return of investment. In a model involving an i nfinitely-lived representative agent, it is shown how changes in adju stment costs influence asset prices, the term structure of real inter est rates, and risk premia. The results suggest that adjustment cost, by causing an intertemporal consumption substitution, raises the pri ces of risky stocks and risk premia and reduces long-term real intere st rates. Copyright 1987 by Economics Department of the University of Pennsylvania and the Osaka University Institute of Social and Economic Research Association.

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  • Basu, Parantap, 1987. "An Adjustment Cost Model of Asset Pricing," International Economic Review, Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania and Osaka University Institute of Social and Economic Research Association, vol. 28(3), pages 609-621, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:ier:iecrev:v:28:y:1987:i:3:p:609-21
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    3. Fosu, Augustin Kwasi & Getachew, Yoseph Yilma & Ziesemer, Thomas H.W., 2016. "Optimal Public Investment, Growth, And Consumption: Evidence From African Countries," Macroeconomic Dynamics, Cambridge University Press, vol. 20(08), pages 1957-1986, December.
    4. Andrew B. Abel, 2003. "The Effects of a Baby Boom on Stock Prices and Capital Accumulation in the Presence of Social Security," Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 71(2), pages 551-578, March.
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    6. Kiley Michael T., 2003. "An Analytical Approach to the Welfare Cost of Business Cycles and the Benefit from Activist Monetary Policy," The B.E. Journal of Macroeconomics, De Gruyter, vol. 3(1), pages 1-26, March.
    7. Basu, Parantap & Getachew, Yoseph, 2015. "An adjustment cost model of social mobility," Journal of Macroeconomics, Elsevier, vol. 44(C), pages 177-190.
    8. Yoseph Yilma Getachew & Keshab Bhattarai & Parantap Basu, 2012. "Capital adjustment cost and bias in income based dynamic panel models with fixed effects," Working Papers 2012_07, Durham University Business School.
    9. Valles, Javier, 1997. "Aggregate investment in a business cycle model with adjustment costs," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Elsevier, vol. 21(7), pages 1181-1198, June.
    10. Parantap Basu & Christoph Thoenissen, 2007. "Investment Frictions and the Relative Price of Investment Goods in an Open Economy Model," CDMA Working Paper Series 200704, Centre for Dynamic Macroeconomic Analysis, revised 15 Aug 2007.
    11. Yuanyuan Chen & Stuart Fowler, 2016. "Hybrid Perturbation-Projection Method for Solving DSGE Asset Pricing Models," Computational Economics, Springer;Society for Computational Economics, vol. 48(4), pages 649-667, December.
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    15. Magill, Michael & Quinzii, Martine, 2003. "Nonshiftable capital, affine price expectations and convergence to the Golden Rule," Journal of Mathematical Economics, Elsevier, vol. 39(3-4), pages 239-272, June.
    16. Kogan, Leonid, 2004. "Asset prices and real investment," Journal of Financial Economics, Elsevier, vol. 73(3), pages 411-431, September.

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