Faculty of Economics and Business Administration Publications Database

Asset Meltdown - Fact or Fiction?

Marekwica, Marcel
Sebastian, Steffen
Volume: 17
Number: 1
Pages: 27 - 38
Month: January - April
Link External Source: Online Version
Year: 2011
Abstract: This paper analyzes the relation between demographic structure and real asset returns on Treasury bills, bonds, and stocks for the G7 countries (United States, Canada, Japan, Italy, France, the United Kingdom, and Germany). A macroeconomic multifactor model is used to examine a variety of different demographic factors from 1951 to 2002. There was no robust relationship found between shocks in demographic variables and asset returns in the framework of these models, which suggests that asset meltdown is rather fiction than fact.