Give Me Strong Moments and Time: Combining GMM and SMM to Estimate the Long-Run Risk Asset Pricing Model
CFS Working Paper No. 479
64 Pages Posted: 11 Oct 2014 Last revised: 31 Dec 2015
Date Written: December 30, 2015
The long-run consumption risk (LRR) model is a popular approach to resolve various asset pricing puzzles, but its econometric analysis is complicated and often relies on simulation-based methods. This study addresses inherent identification problems and offers a solution by proposing a two-step GMM/SMM estimation strategy that exploits the recursive LRR model structure. We motivate macroeconomic and financial moment matches and show possibilities and limits for a successful econometric analysis of the LRR model. A simulation study and an empirical application reveal the estimation quality, in terms of feasibility and precision, that reasonably can be expected.
Keywords: asset pricing, long-run risk, simulated method of moments
JEL Classification: C58, G10, G12
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