Asset Pricing with Return Extrapolation
73 Pages Posted: 1 Oct 2017 Last revised: 28 Feb 2018
Date Written: February 22, 2018
We present a new model of asset prices based on return extrapolation. The model is a Lucas-type general equilibrium framework, in which the agent has Epstein-Zin preferences and extrapolative beliefs. Unlike earlier return extrapolation models, our model allows for a quantitative comparison with the data on asset prices. When the agent's beliefs are calibrated to match survey expectations of investors, the model generates excess volatility and predictability of stock returns, a high equity premium, a low and stable risk-free rate, and a low correlation between stock returns and consumption growth. We compare our model directly to prominent rational models and document their different implications.
Keywords: Expectations, Return Extrapolation, Stock Market Movements
JEL Classification: G02, G12
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