working paper

Under- and Overreaction in Yield Curve Expectations

I document a robust pattern in how Treasury market participants' yield curve expectations respond to new information: forecasts for short-term rates underreact to news while forecasts for long-term rates overreact. I propose a new explanation based …

Factor Demand and Factor Returns

We show that mutual funds' factor demand drives stock return predictability and explains why value and momentum prevail among certain stocks and fail among others. A fund's factor demand, measured by the loadings of fund returns on factor returns, is …

Rediscover Predictability: A Duration-Based Approach

The ratio of long- to short-term dividend prices, “price ratio” ($pr_t$), predicts annual market return with an out-of-sample $R^2$ of 19%, subsuming the predictive power of price-dividend ratio ($pd_t$). After controlling for $pr_t$, $pd_t$ …

Delegation Uncertainty

Delegation bears an intrinsic form of uncertainty. Investors hire managers for their superior models of asset markets, but delegation outcome is uncertain precisely because managers' model is unknown to investors. We model investors' delegation …