Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/24690
Authors: 
Schröder, Michael
Lüders, Erik
Year of Publication: 
2004
Series/Report no.: 
ZEW Discussion Papers 04-19 [rev.]
Abstract: 
This paper presents and compares several time-series models for returns of broadbased stock indices. These models nest a nonlinear asymmetric GARCH (NGARCH) model as a special case. Some of these models are empirically motivated ad-hoc specifications others are derived from a representative investor economy with HARA-utility and some are behavioral, i.e. are based on recent findings in behavioral finance. To compare these models we use the inflation adjusted MSCI total return indices of 5 large economies, USA, United Kingdom, Germany, France and Japan. The empirical results show that although the pure NGARCH model performs well, the estimation for the German stock index could be significantly improved by an extension which follows from the representative investor model with HARA-utility.
Subjects: 
asset pricing
HARA-utility function
behavioral finance
NGARCH-in-mean
JEL: 
G12
G15
C22
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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