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Explaining The Equity Risk Premium

  • Lungu, Laurian
  • Minford, Patrick

We develop a simple overlapping generations model in which the young have a choice in investing in equities and index-linked bonds. Projections of share price uncertainty over a 30-year period show that the risk associated with such a long-term investment predicts an equity premium that matches historical values.

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