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Empirical Pricing Kernels

  • Joshua Rosenberg
  • Robert F. Engle

This paper investigates the empirical characteristics of investor risk aversion over equity return states by estimating a daily semi-parametric pricing kernel. The two key features of this estimator are: (1) the functional form of the pricing kernel is estimated semi-parametrically, instead of being prespecified and (2) the pricing kernel is re-estimated on a daily basis, allowing measurement of time-variation in risk-aversion over equity return states.

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Paper provided by New York University, Leonard N. Stern School of Business- in its series New York University, Leonard N. Stern School Finance Department Working Paper Seires with number 99-014.

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