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Expected Life-Time Utility and Hedging Demands in a Partially Observable Economy

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This paper analyzes the expected life-time utility and the hedging demands in a Lucas (1978) economy, in which the dividend drift term is unknown and mean-reverting. An expression for the individual investor’s expected life-time utility in equilibrium is derived, and his hedging demand is analyzed. The hedging demand consists of two components, which could work in opposite directions so that a conservative investor may end up having a positive hedging demand. Interestingly, this differs from the theoretical findings in Brennan (1998), who analyzes the portfolio choice problem of an agent who learns about a constant expected stock return.

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  • Lundtofte, Frederik, 2005. "Expected Life-Time Utility and Hedging Demands in a Partially Observable Economy," Working Papers 2005:17, Lund University, Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:hhs:lunewp:2005_017
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    Keywords

    learning; incomplete information; equilibrium; hedging demands;

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    • C13 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Estimation: General
    • G11 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Portfolio Choice; Investment Decisions
    • G12 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Asset Pricing; Trading Volume; Bond Interest Rates

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