- Collegio Carlo Alberto
mercoledì 14 ottobre 2020
Polo Santa Marta, Via Cantarane 24, Sala Vaona
This paper proposes a general equilibrium model that jointly explains four important features of the term structure of equity: (i) a negative unconditional term premium, (ii) countercyclical term premia, (iii) procyclical equity yields, and (iv) premia to value and growth claims respectively increasing and decreasing with the horizon. The economic mechanism hinges on the interaction between heteroskedastic long-run growth, which helps price long-term cash flows and leads to countercyclical risk premia, and homoskedastic short-term shocks in the presence of limited market participation, which produce sizeable risk premia to short-term cash flows. The slope dynamics hold irrespective of the sign of its unconditional average. We provide empirical support to our model assumptions and predictions.