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Asset Pricing with Incomplete Information In a Discrete Time Pure Exchange Economy

  • Prasad Bidarkota

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    (Department of Economics, Florida International University)

  • Brice Dupoyet

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    (Department of Finance, Florida International University)

We study the consumption based asset pricing model in a discrete time pure exchange setting with incomplete information. Incomplete information leads to a filtering problem which agents solve using the Kalman filter. We characterize the solution to the asset pricing problem in such a setting. Empirical estimation with US consumption data indicates strong statistical support for the incomplete information model versus the benchmark complete information model. We investigate the ability of the model to replicate some key stylized facts about US equity and riskfree returns.

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Paper provided by Florida International University, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 0603.

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Length: 29 pages
Date of creation: May 2006
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Handle: RePEc:fiu:wpaper:0603
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