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Long-Run Cash-Flow and Discount-Rate Risks in the Cross-Section of US Returns

  • Michail Koubouros

    (Department of Economics University of Peloponnese)

  • Dimitrios Malliaropulos

    (Department of Banking and Financial Management University of Piraeus and EFG-Eurobank)

  • Ekaterini Panopoulou

    (Department of Economics National University of Ireland Maynooth)

This paper decomposes the overall market beta of common stocks into four parts reflecting uncertainty related to the long-run dynamics of stock- specific and market-wide cash flows and discount rates. We employ a discrete time version of Merton’s Intertemporal CAPM to test whether these four sources of risk command different risk prices. The model performs well in pricing average returns on single- and double-sorted portfolios according to size, book-to-market, dividend-price ratios and past risk. It generates high estimates for the explained cross-sectional variation in average returns, lower average pricing errors than the Fama-French three factor model and economically and statistically acceptable estimates for the coefficient of relative risk aversion.

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Length: 42 pages
Date of creation: 11 Mar 2005
Date of revision: 17 Jan 2006
Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpfi:0503014
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