1 Econometric evaluation of asset pricing models

Wayne E. Ferson, Ravi Jagannathan

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We provide a brief review of the techniques that are based on the generalized method of moments (GMM) and used for evaluating capital asset pricing models. We first develop the CAPM and multi-beta models and discuss the classical two-stage regression method originally used to evaluate them. We then describe the pricing kernel representation of a generic asset pricing model; this representation facilitates use of the GMM in a natural way for evaluating the conditional and unconditional versions of most asset pricing models. We also discuss diagnostic methods that provide additional insights.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-33
Number of pages33
JournalHandbook of Statistics
StatePublished - 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Applied Mathematics


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