Production-Based Term Structure of Equity Returns

Research Seminars
Academic Areas Finance
Professor Mariano Massimiliano Croce, Assistant Professor, Kenan-Flagler Business School, UNC
June 15, 2013 | 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM | Saturday
AC 2 MLT (Mini Lecture Theatre), Level -2, Hyderabad, India
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We study the link between timing of cash flows and expected returns in general equilibrium production economies. Our model incorporates (i) heterogeneous exposure to aggregate productivity shocks across capital vintages, and (ii) an endogenous stock of growth options. Our economy features a V-shaped term structure of aggregate dividends in which dividend yields decrease with maturity up to ten years, consistent with the empirical findings of Binsbergen et al. (2012a). Our model also reproduces the empirical negative relationship between cash-flow duration and expected returns in the cross section of book-to-market sorted stocks.