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Habit-based asset pricing with limited participation consumption

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We calibrate and estimate a consumption-based asset pricing model with habit formation using limited participation consumption data. Based on survey data of a representative sample of American households, we distinguish between assetholder and non-assetholder consumption, as well as the standard aggregate consumption series commonly used in the CCAPM literature. We show that assetholder consumption outperforms non-assetholder and aggregate consumption data in explaining bond returns, bond yields, and the volatility of bond yields. We further show that the high volatility of assetholder consumption enables the model to explain the equity premium puzzle and the risk-free rate puzzle simultaneously for a reasonable value of relative risk aversion.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Banking & Finance
Volume35
Issue11
Pages (from-to)2891-2901
ISSN0378-4266
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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