Agents' preferences, the equity premium, and the consumption-saving trade-off : an application to French data /

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Author / Creator:Epaulard, Anne.
Imprint:[Washington, D.C.] : International Monetary Fund, IMF Institute, ©2001.
Description:1 online resource (35 pages) : illustrations
Series:IMF working paper ; WP/01/117
IMF working paper ; WP/01/117.
Subject:Stocks -- Prices -- France -- Econometric models.
Risk -- France -- Econometric models.
Rate of return -- France -- Econometric models.
Investment analysis -- Econometric models.
Actions (Titres de société) -- Prix -- France -- Modèles économétriques.
Risque -- France -- Modèles économétriques.
Taux de rendement -- France -- Modèles économétriques.
Analyse financière -- Modèles économétriques.
Investment analysis -- Econometric models.
Rate of return -- Econometric models.
Risk -- Econometric models.
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Other authors / contributors:Pommeret, Aude.
International Monetary Fund.
IMF Institute.
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (pages 29-31).
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Summary:This paper aims to measure the risk premium on French equities during 1960-92 and to evaluate how well theoretical models based on various representations of agents' preferences can explain it. Aside from the standard, time-additive utility function with constant relative risk aversion, three other utility functions are reviewed: a recursive utility function, a habit formation utility function, and a utility function that accounts for the interdependence of preferences. Both calibration and econometric estimations show that none of the studied marginal changes in the representation of agents' preferences are sufficient to solve both the equity premium puzzle and the risk-free rate puzzle.
Other form:Print version: Epaulard, Anne. Agents' preferences, the equity premium, and the consumption-saving trade-off. [Washington, D.C.] : International Monetary Fund, IMF Institute, ©2001