The Market View

30 Pages Posted: 6 Mar 2021

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Christian Heyerdahl-Larsen

BI Norwegian Business School

Philipp K. Illeditsch

Texas A&M University - Mays Business School - Finance Department

Date Written: January 7, 2021


When investors disagree and trade on their views about asset returns, market prices reflect the wealth/consumption share weighted average belief about risk premia, where more accurate, risk tolerant, or patient investors carry a larger weight. We explore the properties of this market view, and show that many puzzling properties of survey measures can be reconciled within disagreement models. For instance, a model with disagreement about output growth matches the negative correlation between statistical and survey-based measures of the risk premium, the higher variance and lower persistence of statistical measures of the risk premium and the appearance of return extrapolation.

Keywords: market view, consensus view, statistical view, stock market return surveys, heterogenous agents models, disagreement, survey puzzles

JEL Classification: D51, G10, G11, G12

Suggested Citation

Heyerdahl-Larsen, Christian and Illeditsch, Philipp K., The Market View (January 7, 2021). Available at SSRN: or

Christian Heyerdahl-Larsen (Contact Author)

BI Norwegian Business School ( email )

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Philipp K. Illeditsch

Texas A&M University - Mays Business School - Finance Department ( email )

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