@techreport{NBERt0124,
title = "Testing Volatility Restrictions on Intertemporal Marginal Rates of Substitution Implied by Euler Equations and Asset Returns",
author = "Stephen G. Cecchetti and Pok-sang Lam and Nelson C. Mark",
institution = "National Bureau of Economic Research",
type = "Working Paper",
series = "Technical Working Paper Series",
number = "124",
year = "1992",
month = "July",
doi = {10.3386/t0124},
URL = "http://www.nber.org/papers/t0124",
abstract = {The Euler equations derived from a broad range of intertemporal asset pricing models, together with the first two unconditional moments of asset returns, imply a lower bound on the volatility of the intertemporal marginal rate of substitution. We develop and implement statistical tests of these lower bound restrictions. We conclude that the availability of relatively short time series of consumption data undermines the ability of tests that use the restrictions implied by the volatility bound to discriminate among different utility functions.},
}