Asset Pricing, Habit Memory, and the Labor Market
The main contribution of this study is to develop a dynamic general equilibrium model linking financial markets to the real economy. In search of a unified framework, this study finds that a model with internal habit memory is able to generate asset pricing and business cycle predictions that are strongly supported by the data. In comparison to solutions present in the literature, the equity premium puzzle can be resolved in a model also able to explain the dynamics of hours worked and real wages. In addition, the proposed mechanism avoids the generation of excessive risk-free rate variations and amplifies the effects of technology shocks.
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