Advanced Studies in Empirical Asset Pricing

A special issue of Journal of Risk and Financial Management (ISSN 1911-8074). This special issue belongs to the section "Economics and Finance".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (29 February 2024) | Viewed by 841

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School of Business, State University of New York at Albany, Albany, NY 12222, USA
Interests: empirical asset pricing; mutual funds; hedge funds; fixed income markets
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Dr. Xin (Shane) Gao
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Guest Editor
The Business School, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 50 Prescott St., Worcester, MA 01609, USA
Interests: empirical asset pricing; institutional investors; asset allocation; commodities; corporate bonds; financial econometrics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Empirical asset pricing serves as a bridge between theoretical models and real-world financial markets, providing valuable empirical evidence, insights, and practical implications for understanding the behavior and pricing of financial assets. Through rigorous analyses of real-world data, empirical asset pricing research contributes to our understanding of market efficiency, risk factors, market microstructure, and the impact of investor behavior on asset prices. Furthermore, the findings from empirical asset pricing research have significant implications for investors, asset managers, policymakers, and other market participants in making informed investment decisions, managing risk, and designing optimal investment strategies.

We are pleased to announce a call for papers for a Special Issue on "Advanced Studies in Empirical Asset Pricing". This Special Issue aims to provide a platform for researchers and scholars to showcase their cutting-edge research, methodologies, and empirical findings in the field of asset pricing. We invite authors to contribute original research articles that focus on, but are not limited to, the performance and validity of asset pricing models, the identification and examination of risk factors that drive asset prices, the investigation of anomalies and market (in)efficiencies, the impact of market microstructure and trading mechanisms on asset prices and liquidity provision, portfolio management, investor trading behavior and its impact on asset pricing dynamics, and novel empirical methodologies.

Dr. Ying Wang
Dr. Xin (Shane) Gao
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • performance of asset pricing models
  • risk factors
  • market anomalies
  • market (in)efficiency
  • market microstructure
  • portfolio management
  • investor trading behavior
  • novel empirical methodologies

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42 pages, 734 KiB  
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Do Consumption-Based Asset Pricing Models Explain the Dynamics of Stock Market Returns?
J. Risk Financial Manag. 2024, 17(2), 71; https://doi.org/10.3390/jrfm17020071 - 11 Feb 2024
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We show that three prominent consumption-based asset pricing models—the Bansal–Yaron, Campbell–Cochrane and Cecchetti–Lam–Mark models—cannot explain the dynamic properties of stock market returns. We show this by estimating these models with GMM, deriving ex-ante expected returns from them and then testing whether the difference [...] Read more.
We show that three prominent consumption-based asset pricing models—the Bansal–Yaron, Campbell–Cochrane and Cecchetti–Lam–Mark models—cannot explain the dynamic properties of stock market returns. We show this by estimating these models with GMM, deriving ex-ante expected returns from them and then testing whether the difference between realised and expected returns is a martingale difference sequence, which it is not. Mincer–Zarnowitz regressions show that the models’ out-of-sample expected returns are systematically biased. Furthermore, semi-parametric tests of whether the models’ state variables are consistent with the degree of own-history predictability in stock returns suggest that only the Campbell–Cochrane habit variable may be able to explain return predictability, although the evidence on this is mixed. Full article
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