51 Pages Posted: 25 Mar 2005
Date Written: January 2005
We consider two formulations of the linear factor model with non-traded factors. In the first formulation (LFM), risk premia and alphas are estimated by a cross-sectional regression of average returns on betas. In the second formulation (LFM*), the factors are replaced by their projections on the span of excess returns, and risk premia and alphas are estimated by time-series regressions. We compare the two formulations and we study the small-sample properties of estimates and test statistics. We conclude that the LFM* formulation should be considered in addition, or even instead, of the more traditional LFM formulation.
Keywords: Mimicking Portfolios, Economic Risk Premia, Multi-Beta Models
JEL Classification: G12
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Robotti, Cesare and Balduzzi, Pierluigi, Mimicking Portfolios, Economic Risk Premia, and Tests of Multi-Beta Models (January 2005). Atlanta Fed Working Paper. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=686220 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.686220