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An evolutionary explanation of the value premium puzzle


Hens, Thorsten; Lensberg, Terje; Schenk-Hoppé, Klaus Reiner; Wöhrmann, Peter (2011). An evolutionary explanation of the value premium puzzle. Journal of Evolutionary Economics, 21(5):803-815.

Abstract

As early as 1934 Graham and Dodd conjectured that excess returns from value investment originate from a tendency of stock prices to converge towards a fundamental value. This paper confirms their insights within the evolutionary finance model of Evstigneev et al. (Econ Theory 27:449–468, (Evstigneev et al. 2006)). Our empirical results show the predictive power of the evolutionary benchmark valuation for the relative market capitalization and its dynamics in the sample of firms listed in the Dow Jones Industrial Average index in 1981–2009.

As early as 1934 Graham and Dodd conjectured that excess returns from value investment originate from a tendency of stock prices to converge towards a fundamental value. This paper confirms their insights within the evolutionary finance model of Evstigneev et al. (Econ Theory 27:449–468, (Evstigneev et al. 2006)). Our empirical results show the predictive power of the evolutionary benchmark valuation for the relative market capitalization and its dynamics in the sample of firms listed in the Dow Jones Industrial Average index in 1981–2009.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Banking and Finance
Dewey Decimal Classification:330 Economics
Language:English
Date:29 December 2011
Deposited On:09 Mar 2011 13:01
Last Modified:09 Jun 2016 07:33
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:0936-9937
Additional Information:The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1007/s00191-010-0213-1
Permanent URL: https://doi.org/10.5167/uzh-40063

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