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Are Stocks Really Less Volatile in the Long Run?

Lubos Pastor, Robert F. Stambaugh

NBER Working Paper No. 14757
Issued in February 2009

---- Acknowledgements -----

We are grateful for comments from John Campbell, Peter Christoffersen, Darrell Duffie, Gene Fama, Wayne Ferson, Michael Halling, Cam Harvey, Anthony Lynch, Matt Richardson, Jeremy Siegel, Georgious Skoulakis, Pietro Veronesi, Luis Viceira, Rob Vishny, an associate editor, two anonymous referees, workshop participants at CFA Institute of Chicago, Columbia University, Comenius University, Cornell University, Erasmus University Rotterdam, George Mason University, Louisiana State University, Princeton University, Stanford University, Tilburg University, University of Amsterdam, University of California at Berkeley, University of California Los Angeles, University of Chicago, University of Pennsylvania, University of Southern California, University of Warwick, Washington University, WU Wien, and Yale University, and participants in the following conferences: 2010 American Finance Association, 2009 Western Finance Association, 2009 European Finance Association, 2009 NBER Summer Institute, 2009 Gerzensee, 2010 Chicago Booth Management Conference, 2010 Q Group, and the 2009 Symposium on Quantitative Methods in Finance at the University of Texas at Austin. We also gratefully acknowledge research support from the Q Group, and we thank Hyun Paul Lee for helpful research assistance. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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