Essays on international asset pricing, cultural finance, and the price effect
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|Authors:||Hammerich, Ulrich||Supervisor:||Poddig, Thorsten||1. Expert:||Varmaz, Armin||2. Expert:||Hornuf, Lars||Abstract:||
This dissertation is not only a pioneer work in the new finance sphere cultural finance, but also a feat of fundamental research in international empirical asset pricing. I present significant evidence that the most basic stock characteristic, the nominal price, is consequential for stock returns (and associated with higher statistical moments) in a comprehensive cross-country dataset comprising 41 countries and a culture-dependent capital market anomaly (as it was already shown e.g. for the momentum effect).
For the case of Germany, I additionally provide an in-depth analysis of the price effect (i.e. a high/low price of an asset goes hand in hand with high/low subsequent returns) as this country offers a unique possibility to investigate the evolution and trigger of this genuinely price-based capital market anomaly due to a rapid and dramatic countrywide dispersion of stock prices in the aftermath of law amendments.
Furthermore, I find the explanatory power of risk factor mimicking hedge portfolios (especially RMRF, HML, and WML, i.e. the beta, value, and momentum factors), which are consistently implemented in empirical asset pricing models (like the FF 3-, 5-, and 6-factor models and the Carhart 4-factor model), as well as their effectiveness as investment styles to vary across cultures.
That is, the spectrum of this dissertation strikes both implications of the weak EMH that time series data (like the price) should have no informational value for future returns and assumptions of theoretical asset pricing models that (only) systematic risk (CAPM), future investment opportunities (ICAPM) or consumption risk (CCAPM) drives asset returns (universally).
Finally, yet importantly, I find evidence that even cultural characteristics in itself (measured via the cultural dimensions of Hofstede and others) have explanatory and predictive power for global, cross-sectional stock returns as well as characteristics-based (hedge) portfolio returns. By virtue of these contributions to pertinent financial research, this dissertation is an empirical primer for possible future fields of research culture-based/culture-neutral asset pricing, asset management, and asset allocation.
|Keywords:||International Empirical Asset Pricing; Cultural Finance; Behavioral Finance; Price Effect; Capital Market Anomalies; Market Efficiency; Asset Management; Investment Styles||Issue Date:||7-Oct-2021||Type:||Dissertation||DOI:||10.26092/elib/1185||URN:||urn:nbn:de:gbv:46-elib54525||Institution:||Universität Bremen||Faculty:||Fachbereich 07: Wirtschaftswissenschaft (FB 07)|
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