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Ambiguity and Time-Varying Risk Aversion in Sovereign Debt Markets

Christoph Grosse Steffen and Maximilian Podstawski

Annual Conference 2017 (Vienna): Alternative Structures for Money and Banking from Verein für Socialpolitik / German Economic Association

Abstract: This paper introduces changes in the level of ambiguity as a complementary source of time-varying risk aversion. We show in a consumption-based asset pricing model with simultaneously risky and ambiguous assets that a rise in the level of ambiguity raises investors' risk aversion. The effect is quantified in an application to European sovereign debt markets using a structural VAR to achieve identification in the data.

JEL-codes: C32 D80 E43 G01 H63 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2017
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