The Form of Time variation of Systematic Risk: Some Australian Evidence

Many studies have investigated the issue of time stationarity of an asset's systematic risk. While there is considerable evidence to suggest that an asset's systematic risk is best described by some stochastic parameter model, little work has been conducted in determining the most appropriate stochastic parameter model. This paper addresses this issue. We extend the study conducted by Fail', Lee and Fry (1992) to investigate which varying coefficient model best describes the systematic risk of assets in the Australian equity market, for those assets for which a constant coefficient model is found to be inadequate. Our testing stategy is point optimal (see King (1987a)) given that this approach to testing is designed to have good small sample properties. Our results suggest that generally in cases where a stochastic parameter is appropriate a Hildreth-Houck (1968) random coefficient model is the preferred model.

Issue Date:
Jul 01 1992
Publication Type:
Working or Discussion Paper
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Working Paper No. 8/92

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