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|Title:||Stock Returns and Inflation: Some New Evidence|
|Authors:||Luintel, K B|
|Citation:||Economics and Finance Working papers, Brunel University, 01-08|
|Abstract:||Using aggregate and industry-wise monthly UK data over a period of 44 years we examine the long run relationship between stock return index (St) and retail price index (Pt) in a VAR framework. Univariate tests confirm Pt as I(2); nevertheless pairs of St and Pt are co-integrated and share common I(1) trend. There is no evidence of shared I(2) trend. We find evidence of shifts in the co- integrating ranks and parameters, and accounting for these shifts improved estimates’ precision. The long run price elasticity of return index is consistently above unity, a finding that stands in sharp contrast to the existing ones. Overall our results suggest that tax-paying stock investors are fully insulated against inflation in the long run.|
|Appears in Collections:||Dept of Economics and Finance Research Papers|
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