Strategic Asset Allocation, Asset Price Dynamics, and the Business Cycle
The main contribution of this work is to provide a dynamic general equilibrium model of asset allocation, allowing to reconcile economic theory with several puzzling contradictions recently pointed out in the literature: (i) the asset allocation puzzle, (ii) the observed time-variation in aggregate portfolio holdings, and (iii) the occurrence of twin peaks in equity and house prices. In this approach, compared to the existing literature, the main difference stems from the fact that, in addition to consumption and dividends, both prices and portfolio decisions are allowed to be endogenously determined within a general equilibrium framework. Secondly, real estate is introduced into the analysis, labor supply is allowed to be endogenously determined and macroeconomic shocks are the main source of riskiness.
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- Michel Normandin & Pascal St-Amour, 2005.
"An Empirical Analysis of U.S. Aggregate Portfolio Allocations,"
Cahiers de Recherches Economiques du Département d'Econométrie et d'Economie politique (DEEP)
05.03, Université de Lausanne, Faculté des HEC, DEEP.
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- Michel Normandin & Pascal St-Amour, 2005. "An Empirical Analysis of U.S. Aggregate Portfolio Allocations," Cahiers de recherche 0503, CIRPEE.
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