Present value parameters from a state-space model are estimated for the UK FT All-Share Index. The estimated parameters are used to construct a time series of expected future returns and expected future values of dividend growth, both of which are found to be time-varying with persistent components. Variations in the price-dividend ratio appear to be driven primarily by the variance in expected returns. A comparison with the findings from a present value-constrained vector autoregression (VAR) model indicates that the latter forecasts future realized returns and dividend growth better than the series constructed using a state-space approach. Furthermore, when the model is estimated for monthly and quarterly data, expected dividend growth is found to be more persistent.
|Number of pages||17|
|Journal||European Journal of Finance|
|Early online date||8 Jun 2017|
|Publication status||Published - 8 Jun 2017|
- State-Space model
- UK Equity Market
- Present value
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- University of Dundee School of Business - Professor
- University of Dundee School of Business - Senior Lecturer (Teaching and Research)