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Publications [#237999] of Tim Bollerslev

Journal Articles

  1. Bollerslev, T; Gibson, M; Zhou, H, Dynamic estimation of volatility risk premia and investor risk aversion from option-implied and realized volatilities, Journal of Econometrics, vol. 160 no. 1 (January, 2011), pp. 235-245, Elsevier BV, ISSN 0304-4076 [doi]
    (last updated on 2021/10/22)

    This paper proposes a method for constructing a volatility risk premium, or investor risk aversion, index. The method is intuitive and simple to implement, relying on the sample moments of the recently popularized model-free realized and option-implied volatility measures. A small-scale Monte Carlo experiment confirms that the procedure works well in practice. Implementing the procedure with actual S&P500 option-implied volatilities and high-frequency five-minute-based realized volatilities indicates significant temporal dependencies in the estimated stochastic volatility risk premium, which we in turn relate to a set of macro-finance state variables. We also find that the extracted volatility risk premium helps predict future stock market returns. © 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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