Leisure, Labor Income, and Equity Risk Premia

60 Pages Posted: 17 Dec 2018 Last revised: 4 Aug 2022

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Paulo F. Maio

Hanken School of Economics - Department of Finance and Statistics

Byoung-Kyu Min

Hanyang University

Date Written: August 4, 2022

Abstract

We derive a simple two-factor consumption-based asset pricing model, which includes hourly wage growth as a risk factor (CW-CAPM). Wage growth earns a negative price of risk---a higher wage leads to a decline in leisure demand and a rise in the marginal utility of consumption. The CW-CAPM explains more than 40% of the joint cross-sectional dispersion in risk premia associated with 15 major CAPM anomalies. The wage growth risk price estimates are significantly negative, while the implied preference parameter (leisure share) estimates are economically plausible. The model compares favorably with popular linear factor models from the asset pricing literature.

Keywords: Asset pricing; Consumption-based asset pricing model; Macro asset pricing models; Leisure; Wage growth; Cross-section of stock returns; Stock market anomalies

JEL Classification: E21, E44, G11, G12

Suggested Citation

Maio, Paulo F. and Min, Byoung-Kyu, Leisure, Labor Income, and Equity Risk Premia (August 4, 2022). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3301818 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3301818

Paulo F. Maio

Hanken School of Economics - Department of Finance and Statistics ( email )

FI-00101 Helsinki
Finland

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Byoung-Kyu Min (Contact Author)

Hanyang University ( email )

Seoul
Korea, Republic of (South Korea)

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