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Heterogeneity and limited stock market Participation

  • Aase, Knut K.

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    (Dept. of Business and Management Science, Norwegian School of Economics)

We derive the equilibrium interest rate and risk premiums using recursive utility with heterogeneity in a continuous time model. We solve the associated sup-convolution problem, and obtain explicit closed form solutions. The heterogeneous two-agent model is calibrated to the data of Mehra and Prescott (1985) assuming the market portfolio is not a proxy of the wealth portfolio. This results in plausible values for the preference parameters of the two agents under various assumptions for the wealth portfolio.

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Length: 36 pages
Date of creation: 28 Feb 2014
Date of revision: 25 Mar 2015
Handle: RePEc:hhs:nhhfms:2014_005
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