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The macroeconomic shock with the highest price of risk

Pintor, Gabor (2016) The macroeconomic shock with the highest price of risk. CFM discussion paper series (CFM-DP2016-23). Centre For Macroeconomics, London, UK.

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There is a tight empirical link between the determinants of the cross-section of risk premia and selected structural shocks identified by macroeconomists. To show this, I propose an orthogonalisation method that approximates the stochastic discount factor with VAR innovations. When applying the method to the HML-SMBindustry portfolios, the obtained λ-shock closely resembles (up to 85% correlation) monetary policy and technology news shocks studied by macroeconomists. Results are similar for bond returns and across the US and UK.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
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Additional Information: © 2016 The Authors
Divisions: Centre for Macroeconomics
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
JEL classification: C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C3 - Econometric Methods: Multiple; Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables; Endogenous Regressors > C32 - Time-Series Models
G - Financial Economics > G1 - General Financial Markets > G12 - Asset Pricing; Trading volume; Bond Interest Rates
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2017 15:20
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 23:40

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