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MULTI-PERIOD ASSET PRICING

Ser-Huang Poon and Richard Stapleton

in Asset Pricing in Discrete Time

Published in print January 2005 | ISBN: 9780199271443
Published online July 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191602559 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199271445.003.0005
MULTI-PERIOD ASSET PRICING

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‘Multi-period Asset Pricing’ expands the analysis of asset prices to a multi-period economy, where an investor has to make consumption decisions in each period which may lead to consumption and wealth being different in the interim periods. The authors consider two distinct approaches to multi-period valuation; the time-state preference approach, where consumptions at different times and in different states were treated as separate assets, and the rational expectations approach that derives a period-by-period equilibrium in which investors form expectations of the price of securities. Here, they value assets relative to the value of bonds. While risk-free interest rate is given exogenously, the prices of these bonds at future points in time can be stochastic.

Keywords: consumption decisions; exogenous interest rate; multi-period economy; period-by-period equilibrium; rational expectations approach; stochastic bond price; time-state preference approach

Chapter.  8357 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Financial Markets

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