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Consumption, Stock Returns, and the Gains from International Risk-Sharing

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  • Lewis, K.K.

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The structure of this paper is as follows. in section 1, I describe the welfare gain function. In section 2, I use stock returns for the G-7 countries to examine stock returns using standard mean- variance analysis. In section 3, I develop a single general equilibrium framework for examining risk-sharing based upon consumption. I then incorporate stock return data to calculate general equilibrium gains in section 4. In section 5, I use the expected stock returns to back out the implied utility parameters. With these values, I re-examine the welfare costs. Concluding remarks follow.

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  • Lewis, K.K., 1996. "Consumption, Stock Returns, and the Gains from International Risk-Sharing," Weiss Center Working Papers 96-4, Wharton School - Weiss Center for International Financial Research.
  • Handle: RePEc:fth:pennif:96-4
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    1. Pang, Ke, 2013. "Financial integration, nominal rigidity, and monetary policy," International Review of Economics & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 25(C), pages 75-90.
    2. Fernando Alvarez & Urban J. Jermann, 2004. "Using Asset Prices to Measure the Cost of Business Cycles," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 112(6), pages 1223-1256, December.
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    Keywords

    STOCK MARKET; SHARES; INTERNATIONAL FINANCE; CONSUMPTION; RISK;

    JEL classification:

    • D80 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - General
    • D81 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Criteria for Decision-Making under Risk and Uncertainty
    • G10 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - General (includes Measurement and Data)
    • G15 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - International Financial Markets

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