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The present value model of U.S. stock prices revisited: long-run evidence with structural breaks, 1871-2010

Vicente Esteve (), Manuel Navarro-Ibáñez and María Prats

No 13-04, Working Papers from Asociación Española de Economía y Finanzas Internacionales

Abstract: According to several empirical studies, the Present Value model fails to explain the behaviour of stock prices in the long-run. In this paper we consider the possibility that a linear cointegrated regression model with multiple structural changes would provide a better empirical description of the Present Value model of U.S. stock prices. Our methodology is based on instability tests recently proposed in Kejriwal and Perron (2008, 2010) as well as the cointegration tests developed in Arai and Kurozumi (2007) and Kejriwal (2008). The results obtained are consistent with the existence of linear cointegration between the log stock prices and the log dividends. However, our empirical results also show that the cointegrat-ing relationship has changed over time. In particular, the Kejriwal-Perron tests for testing multiple structural breaks in cointegrated regression mod-els suggest a model of three or two regimes.

Keywords: Present value model; Stock prices; Dividends; Cointegration; Multiple Structural Breaks (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C22 G12 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2013-05
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