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Asset mispricing

Kurt F. Lewis, Francis A. Longstaff and Lubomir Petrasek

Journal of Financial Economics, 2021, vol. 141, issue 3, 981-1006

Abstract: We use a unique sample of corporate bonds guaranteed by the full faith and credit of the US to test recent theories about why asset prices may diverge from fundamental values. A key feature of our study is access to proprietary data on the haircuts, funding costs, and inventory positions of the primary dealers making markets in the individual bonds. The results provide strong support for the cross-sectional implications of the safe-asset, intermediary-constraints, and search-frictions literatures. Furthermore, the results indicate that network topology may also play an important role in explaining mispricing.

Keywords: Guaranteed bonds; Safe assets; Intermediary constraints (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: G12 G18 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2021
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DOI: 10.1016/j.jfineco.2020.05.011

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