By Kenneth J. Singleton

Written through one of many major specialists within the box, this booklet makes a speciality of the interaction among version specification, information assortment, and econometric checking out of dynamic asset pricing types. the 1st numerous chapters offer an in-depth remedy of the econometric tools utilized in studying monetary time-series versions. the rest explores the goodness-of-fit of preference-based and no-arbitrage versions of fairness returns and the time period constitution of rates of interest; fairness and fixed-income derivatives costs; and the costs of defaultable securities. Singleton addresses the constraints at the joint distributions of asset returns and different monetary variables implied via dynamic asset pricing versions, in addition to the interaction among version formula and the alternative of econometric estimation method. for every pricing challenge, he offers a finished assessment of the empirical facts on goodness-of-fit, with tables and graphs that facilitate serious evaluate of the present country of the proper literatures. As an further characteristic, Singleton contains in the course of the publication fascinating tidbits of latest learn. those diversity from empirical effects (not mentioned somewhere else, or up to date from Singleton's past papers) to new observations approximately version specification and new econometric tools for trying out types. transparent and complete, the ebook will entice researchers at monetary associations in addition to complicated scholars of economics and finance, arithmetic, and technology.

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