## Asset Pricing Explorations for Macroeconomics

Asset market data are often ignored in evaluating macroeconomic models, and aggregate quantity data are often avoided in empirical investigations of asset market returns. While there may be short-term benefits to proceeding along separate lines, we argue that security market data are among the most sensitive and, hence, attractive proving grounds for models of the aggregate economy.

**Journal:**NBER Macroeconomics Annual 1992|

**Volume:**7|

**Pages:**115-182|

**Tags:**Econometrics, Financial Market Linkages to the Macroeconomy|Export BibTeX >

@book{hansencochrane:1993,

title={Asset Pricing Explorations for Macroeconomics},

author={Hansen, Lars P. and Cochrane, John H.},

year={1993},

publisher={National Bureau of Economic Research}

}

✕## Implications of Security Market Data for Models of Dynamic Economies

We show how to use security market data to restrict the admissible region for means and standard deviations of intertemporal marginal rates of substitution (IMRSs) of consumers. Our approach (i) is nonparametric and applies to a rich class of models of dynamic economies, (ii) characterizes the duality between the mean–standard deviation frontier for IMRSs and the familiear mean- standard deviation frontier for asset returns, and (iii) exploits the restriction that IMRSs are positive random variables. The region provides a convenient summary of the sense in which asset market data are anaomalous from the vantage point of intertemporal asset pricing theory.

**Journal:**Journal of Political Economy|

**Volume:**99|

**Issue Number:**2|

**Pages:**225-262|

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@article{hansen:1991implications,

title={Implications of Security Market Data for Models of Dynamic Economies},

author={Hansen, Lars Peter and Jagannathan, Ravi},

journal={Journal of Political Economy},

volume={99}, number={2},

pages={225–262}, year={1991},

publisher={The University of Chicago Press}

}

## Computing Semiparametric Efficiency Bounds for Linear Time Series Models

**Title of book:**Nonparametric and Semiparametric Methods in Econometrics and Statistics|

**Editor(s):**W.A. Barnett, J. Powell, G.E. Tauchen|

**Place of Publication:**Cambridge|

**Publisher:**Cambridge University Press|

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@article{hansen:1991computing, title={Computing Semi-Parametric Efficiency Bounds for Linear Time Series Models}, author={Hansen, Lars Peter and Singleton, Kenneth J}, journal={Nonparametric and Semiparametric Methods in Econometrics and Statistics}, pages={387--412}, year={1991}, publisher={Cambridge University Press} }✕

## Lecture Notes on Least Squares Prediction Theory

In these notes we establish some basic results for least squares prediction theory. These results are useful in a variety of contexts. For instance, they are valuable for solving linear rational expectations models, representing covariance stationary time series processes, and obtaining martingale difference decompositions of strictly stationary processes.

The basic mathematical construct used in these notes is an inner product defined between two random variables. This inner product is calculated by taking the expectation of the product of the two random variables. Many of the results obtained using this particular inner prod- uct are analogous to results obtained using the standard inner product on multi-dimensional Euclidean spaces. Hence intuition obtained for Euclidean spaces can be quite valuable in this context as well.

The formal mathematical machinery that is exploited in these notes is the Hilbert space theory. There is a variety of references on Hilbert spaces that should provide good complementary reading, e.g. Hal- mos (1957) and Luenberger (1969).

**Pages:**13-44|

**Title of book:**Rational Expectations Econometrics|

**Editor(s):**Lars Peter Hansen and Thomas J. Sargent|

**Place of Publication:**Boulder and Oxford|

**Publisher:**Westview Press|

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@article{hansen:1991lecture, title={Lecture Notes on Least Squares Prediction Theory}, author={Hansen, LP and Sargent, TJ}, journal={Rational Expectations Econometrics}, year={1991} }✕

## Exact Linear Rational Expectations Models: Specification and Estimation

A distinguishing characteristic of econometric models that incorporate rational expectations is the presence of restrictions across the parameters of different equations. These restrictions emerge because people’s decisions are supposed to depend on the stochastic environment which they confront. Consequently, equations describing variables af- fected by people’s decisions inherit parameters from the equations that describe the environment. As it turns out, even for models that are linear in the variables, these cross-equation restrictions on the parameters can be complicated and often highly nonlinear.

**Pages:**45-76|

**Title of book:**Rational Expectations Econometrics|

**Editor(s):**Lars Peter Hansen and Thomas J. Sargent|

**Place of Publication:**Boulder and Oxford|

**Publisher:**Westview Press|

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@techreport{hansen1981exact, title={Exact Linear Rational Expectations Models: Specification and Estimation}, author={Hansen, Lars Peter and Sargent, Thomas J and others}, year={1981}, institution={Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis} }✕

## Two Difficulties in Interpreting Vector Autoregressions

The equilibrium of a typical dynamic rational expectations model, is a covariance stationary (n x 1) vector stochastic process z(t). This stochastic process determines the manner in which random shocks to the environment impinge over time on -agents’ decisions and ultimately upon market prices and quantities. Surprises, Le., random shocks to agents’ information sets, prompt revisions in their contingency plans, thereby impinging on equilibrium prices and quantities.

**Pages:**77-119|

**Title of book:**Rational Expectations Econometrics|

**Editor(s):**Lars Peter Hansen and Thomas J. Sargent|

**Place of Publication:**Boulder and Oxford|

**Publisher:**Westview Press|

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@article{hansen:1991, title={Two Difficulties in Interpreting Vector Autoregressions}, author={Hansen, Lars Peter and Sargent, Thomas J}, journal={Rational Expectations Econometrics}, volume={1}, pages={77--119}, year={1991}, publisher={Westview Press Boulder, CO} }✕

## Time Series Implications of Present Value Budget Balance and of Martingale Models of Consumption and Taxes

**Pages:**121-161|

**Title of book:**Rational Expectations Econometrics|

**Editor(s):**Lars Peter Hansen and Thomas J. Sargent|

**Place of Publication:**Boulder and Oxford|

**Publisher:**Westview Press|

**Tags:**Econometrics, Financial Market Linkages to the Macroeconomy|Export BibTeX >

@article{hansen:1991, title={Time Series Implications of Present Value Budget Balance and of Martingale Models of Consumption and Taxes}, author={Hansen, Lars Peter and Roberds, William and Sargent, Thomas J}, journal={Rational Expectations Econometrics}, pages={121--61}, year={1991}, publisher={Westview Press Cambridge} }✕

## Faster Methods for Solving Continuous Time Recursive Linear Models of Dynamic Economies

**Pages:**177-208|

**Title of book:**Rational Expectations Econometrics|

**Editor(s):**Lars Peter Hansen and Thomas J. Sargent|

**Place of Publication:**Boulder and Oxford|

**Publisher:**Westview Publisher|

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@article{hansen:1991, title={Faster Methods for Solving Continuous Time Recursive Linear Models of Dynamic Economies'}, author={Hansen, Lars Peter and Heaton, John and Sargent, Thomas J}, journal={Rational Expectations Econometrics}, pages={177--208}, year={1991} }✕

## Prediction Formulas for Continuous Time Linear Rational Expectations Models

In this note we derive optimal prediction formulas to be used in solving continuous time rational expectations models. In these deriva- tions we employ Laplace transforms in a manner analogous to the use of z transforms for solving discrete time optimal prediction problems in Hansen and Sargent (1980a, Appendix A). The formulas are intended to play the same role for continuous time models that the discrete time formulas for optimal predictions of-geometric distributed leads did in Hansen and Sargent (1980a).

**Title of book:**Rational Expectations Econometrics|

**Editor(s):**Lars Peter Hansen and Thomas J. Sargent|

**Place of Publication:**Boulder and Oxford|

**Publisher:**Westview Press|

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@article{hansen:1991,

title={Prediction Formulas for Continuous Time Linear Rational Expectations Models}, author={Hansen, Lars Peter and Roberds, William and Sargent, Thomas J}, journal={Rational Expectations Econometrics}, year={1991}, publisher={Westview Press Cambridge} }✕

## Identification of Continuous Time Rational Expectations Models from Discrete Time Data

This paper proves two propositions about identification in a continuous time version of a linear stochastic rational expectations model. The model is a continuous time version of Lucas and Prescott (1971), in which’the equilibrium can be interpreted.~ the solution of a ‘stochastic control problem, either of a collection of private agents or of a fictitious “socialplanner. Estimation is directed toward isolating the parameters of the agent’s objective function and of the stochastic processes of the forcing functions that the agent faces. This approach has been advocated by Lucas (1967, 1976), Lucas and Prescott (1971), and Lucas and Sargent (1981) as offering the potential to analyze an interesting class of policy interventions promised by structural models, while meeting the criticisms of most econometric policy evaluation methods that were made by Lucas (1976). At the same time, inspired by the work of Sims (1971), Geweke (1978), and P.C.B. Phillips (1972, 1973, 1974), we want to estimate models in which optimizing economic agents make decisions at finer time intervals than the interval of time between the observations used by the econometrician. We adopt a continuous time theoretical framework both because it is an interesting limiting case because it has received extensive attention in the theoretical and the econometric literatures.

**Pages:**209-218|

**Title of book:**Rational Expectations Econometrics|

**Editor(s):**Lars Peter Hansen and Thomas J. Sargent|

**Place of Publication:**Boulder and Oxford|

**Publisher:**Westview Press|

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@article{sargenthansen:1991,

title={Identification of Continuous Time Rational Expectations Models From Discrete Time Data},

author={Sargent, Thomas J. and Hansen, Lars P.},

journal={Rational Expectations Econometrics},

year={1991}

}

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