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Evaluating a nonlinear asset pricing model on international data

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  • Asgharian, Hossein

    () (Department of Economics, Lund University)

  • Karlsson, Sonnie

    (Danmarks Nationalbank)

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The paper analyses the ability of a nonlinear asset pricing model suggested by Dittmar (2002) to explain the returns on international value and growth portfolios. For comparison we use some competing pricing models; such as the ICAPM, the exchange rate risk augmented ICAPM and the international two-factor model proposed by Fama and French (1998). All models are evaluated both unconditionally and conditionally. The models are evaluated by applying the Hansen and Jagannathan distance measure. We also employ several alternative measures to ensure a robust comparison of the models. We find support for the model of Dittmar (2002). Evaluated conditionally, this model successfully passes all the different diagnostic tests performed in the analysis.

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  • Asgharian, Hossein & Karlsson, Sonnie, 2006. "Evaluating a nonlinear asset pricing model on international data," Working Papers 2006:5, Lund University, Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:hhs:lunewp:2006_005
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    1. Erdos, Péter & Ormos, Mihály & Zibriczky, Dávid, 2011. "Non-parametric and semi-parametric asset pricing," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 28(3), pages 1150-1162, May.

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    Keywords

    nonlinear asset pricing; international markets; Hansen and Jagannathan distance; value effect;

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    • G12 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Asset Pricing; Trading Volume; Bond Interest Rates
    • G15 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - International Financial Markets

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