Pricing the Commonality Across Alternative Measures of Liquidity

Posted: 15 Jan 2008

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We estimate latent factor models of liquidity, aggregated across various liquidity measures. Shocks to assets' liquidity have a common component across measures which accounts for most of the explained variation in individual liquidity measures. We find that across-measure systematic liquidity is a priced factor while within-measure systematic liquidity does not exhibit additional pricing information. Controlling for across-measure systematic liquidity risk, there is some evidence that liquidity, as a characteristic of assets, is priced in the cross-section. Our results are robust to the inclusion of other equity characteristics and risk factors, such as market capitalization, book-to-market, and momentum.

Keywords: Liquidity, Risk Premium

JEL Classification: G1, G13

Suggested Citation

Korajczyk, Robert A. and Sadka, Ronnie, Pricing the Commonality Across Alternative Measures of Liquidity. Journal of Financial Economics (JFE), Vol. 87, No. 1, 2008, Available at SSRN:

Robert A. Korajczyk

Northwestern University ( email )

Kellogg School of Management
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Ronnie Sadka (Contact Author)

Boston College - Carroll School of Management ( email )

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