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The price-dividend relationship in inflationary and deflationary regimes

  • Madsen, J. B.
  • Milas, C.

This paper suggests that dividends do not reflect permanent earnings of corporations in periods of high inflation and deflation, and therefore the price-dividend relationship, as predicted by Gordon’s dividend-price model, breaks down. Using data for the US and the UK over the period from 1871 to 2002, nonlinear estimates support the prediction of the model.

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Paper provided by Department of Economics, City University London in its series Working Papers with number 03/05.

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Date of creation: 2003
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