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Tail risk and return predictability for the Japanese equity market. / Andersen, Torben G.; Todorov, Viktor; Ubukata, Masato.

In: Journal of Econometrics, Vol. 222, No. 1, 05.2021, p. 344-363.

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Andersen, TG, Todorov, V & Ubukata, M 2021, 'Tail risk and return predictability for the Japanese equity market', Journal of Econometrics, vol. 222, no. 1, pp. 344-363. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jeconom.2020.07.005

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Andersen, Torben G. ; Todorov, Viktor ; Ubukata, Masato. / Tail risk and return predictability for the Japanese equity market. In: Journal of Econometrics. 2021 ; Vol. 222, No. 1. pp. 344-363.

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