Market Price of Risk Estimation: Does Distribution Matter?
Communications in Statistics - Theory and Methods, Forthcoming
33 Pages Posted: 28 Jan 2021
Date Written: December 26, 2020
This study re-examines the risk-return relation using a contemporaneous asset pricing model under various probability distribution functions that account for skewness and kurtosis effects in the data. Once these effects are taken into account a positive risk premium is established, suggesting that a failure to account for the effects of higher moments on the risk-return trade-off is the main reason for the mixed results documented in the literature. The best estimates are given by the skew generalized t distribution.
Keywords: risk premium; skewness premium; skew distributions
JEL Classification: C18; C22; G15
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