Econometric Evaluation of Asset Pricing Models
Lars Peter Hansen
University of Chicago - Department of Economics; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
Erzo G. J. Luttmer
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - Department of Economics
University of Chicago - Finance
REVIEW OF FINANCIAL STUDIES, Vol 8 No 2
In this paper we provide econometric tools for the evaluation of intertemporal asset pricing models using specification-error and volatility bounds. We formulate analog estimators of these bounds, give conditions for consistency and derive the limiting distribution of these estimators. The analysis incorporates market frictions such as short-sale constraints and proportional transactions costs. Among several applications we show how to use the methods to assess specific asset pricing models and to provide nonparametric characterizations of asset pricing anomalies.
JEL Classification: G12, C13
Date posted: August 29, 1998
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