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Market risk premium used in 2010 by professors: A survey with 1,500 answers

  • Fernandez, Pablo

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    (IESE Business School)

  • del Campo, Javier

    (IESE Business School)

The average Market Risk Premium (MRP) used in 2010 by professors in the United States (6.0%) was higher than the one used by their colleagues in Europe (5.3%). We also report statistics for 33 countries: the average MRP used in 2010 ranges from 3.6% (Denmark) to 10.9% (Mexico). 29% of the professors decreased the MRP in 2010, 16% increased it and 55% used the same MRP. The dispersion of the MRP used was high: the average range of MRP used by professors for the same country was 7.4% and the average standard deviation was 2.4%. Most previous surveys have been interested in the Expected MRP, but this survey asks about the Required MRP. The paper also contains the references that professors use to justify their MRP, and comments from 85 professors that illustrate the various interpretations of what is the required MRP.

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Paper provided by IESE Business School in its series IESE Research Papers with number D/911.

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Length: 25 pages
Date of creation: 05 Mar 2011
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Handle: RePEc:ebg:iesewp:d-0911
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