Asset Return Dynamics under Bad Environment Good Environment Fundamentals [report]

Geert Bekaert, Eric Engstrom
2009 unpublished
We introduce a "bad environment-good environment" technology for consumption growth in a consumption-based asset pricing model. Using the preference structure from Campbell and Cochrane (1999), the model generates realistic non-Gaussian features of fundamentals while still permitting closed-form solutions for asset prices. The model not only fits standard salient asset prices features including means and volatilities for equity returns and risk free rates, but also generates realistic features
more » ... f the "risk-neutral" conditional density of equity returns, including the variance premium.
doi:10.3386/w15222 fatcat:funxrqa75jettea2e7c6edyl3i