Relative Existence for Recursive Utility
60 Pages Posted: 8 Aug 2019
Date Written: August 5, 2019
Existence theorems for endowment economies with growth and sophisticated recursive preferences have proven difficult to come by. We offer a simple proof technique that covers many models of interest, such as the Bansal-Yaron long-run risk model, models with stochastic volatility and jumps, models with volatility of volatility and models with consumption disasters and time-varying intensities. We also prove existence for models with smooth ambiguity aversion and learning. Collectively these results cover many of the leading asset pricing models today.
Keywords: Asset pricing, long-run risk, recursive utility, relative existence
JEL Classification: G11, G12
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