Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/203274
Authors: 
Buss, Adrian
Uppal, Raman
Vilkov, Grigory
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
SAFE Working Paper 41
Abstract: 
In this paper, we study the effect of proportional transaction costs on consumption- portfolio decisions and asset prices in a dynamic general equilibrium economy with a financial market that has a single-period bond and two risky stocks, one of which incurs the transaction cost. Our model has multiple investors with stochastic labor income, heterogeneous beliefs, and heterogeneous Epstein-Zin-Weil utility functions. The trans- action cost gives rise to endogenous variations in liquidity. We show how equilibrium in this incomplete-markets economy can be characterized and solved for in a recursive fashion. We have two main findings. One, costs for trading a stock lead to a substantial reduction in the trading volume of that stock, but have only a small effect on the trad- ing volume of the other stock and the bond. Two, even in the presence of stochastic labor income and heterogeneous beliefs, transaction costs have only a small effect on the consumption decisions of investors, and hence, on equity risk premia and the liquidity premium.
Subjects: 
Liquidity premium
incomplete markets
portfolio choice
heterogeneous agents
JEL: 
G11
G12
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Document Type: 
Working Paper

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