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The Pricing of Time-Varying Beta


  • Gonzalez-Rivera, Gloria


We examine asset pricing models with time-varying betas. In the framework of the conditional Arbitrage Pricing Theory (APT), we show that if the betas are time-varying, the conditional probability distribution of returns depends on the conditional probability distribution od betas. We prove that time-varying betas increase the conditional variance or returns.
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  • Gonzalez-Rivera, Gloria, 1997. "The Pricing of Time-Varying Beta," Empirical Economics, Springer, vol. 22(3), pages 345-363.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:empeco:v:22:y:1997:i:3:p:345-63

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    • D43 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure, Pricing, and Design - - - Oligopoly and Other Forms of Market Imperfection


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