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Pricing of the Time-Change Risks

Ivan Shaliastovich

University of Wisconsin - Madison

George Tauchen

Duke University - Economics Group

April 1, 2008

Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (ERID) Working Paper No. 4

We develop a discrete-time real endowment economy featuring Epstein-Zin recursive utility and a Levy time-change subordinator, which represents a clock that connects business time to calendar time. This setup provides a convenient equilibrium framework for pricing non-Gaussian risks, where the solutions for financial prices are available up to integral operations in general, or in closed-form for tempered stable shocks. The non-Gaussianity of fundamentals due to time-deformation induces compensations for higher order moments and co-moments of consumption and dividend growth rates of the assets. Forecastability of the time change leads to predictability of the endowment streams and therefore to time-variation in financial prices and risk premia on assets. In numerical calibrations, we quantitatively analyze the compensations for different types of systematic risk.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 41

Keywords: Risk premium, time change, Levy processes, recursive preferences

JEL Classification: G12, D51, C51

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Date posted: August 1, 2008 ; Last revised: December 13, 2011

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Shaliastovich, Ivan and Tauchen, George, Pricing of the Time-Change Risks (April 1, 2008). Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (ERID) Working Paper No. 4. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1188783 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1188783

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Ivan Shaliastovich
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