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Asset Prices, Heterogeneous Expectations, and Limited Short Sales

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  • Cheolbeom Park

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This paper extends the Harrison-Kreps model by allowing limited short sales. The main results of this paper are: (1) investors pursue short-term gains when perceiving heterogeneous expectations; (2) important properties of the equilibrium price in the Harrison-Kreps model still hold even when limited short sales are allowed; (3) an increase in the dispersion of expectations about future dividends raises the risky asset price; and (4) an increase in short-sale costs also raises the risky asset price.

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  • Cheolbeom Park, 2003. "Asset Prices, Heterogeneous Expectations, and Limited Short Sales," Departmental Working Papers wp0308, National University of Singapore, Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:nus:nusewp:wp0308
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    Keywords

    Heterogeneous expectations; Dispersion in expectations; Limited short sales; Short-sale cost;

    JEL classification:

    • G10 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - General (includes Measurement and Data)
    • G12 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Asset Pricing; Trading Volume; Bond Interest Rates

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