NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Why Do Household Portfolio Shares Rise in Wealth?

Jessica A. Wachter, Motohiro Yogo

NBER Working Paper No. 16316
Issued in August 2010

---- Acknowledgements -----

For comments and discussions, we thank Marshall Blume, John Campbell, Francisco Gomes, Urban Jermann, Masao Ogaki, Jonathan Parker, Victor Rios-Rull, Raman Uppal, Amir Yaron, Stephen Zeldes, Guofu Zhou, and seminar participants at Nagoya University, Northwestern University, Stanford University, University of California Berkeley, University of Minnesota, University of Pennsylvania, the 2007 Asset Pricing Conference at Washington University in St.~Louis, the 2007 Annual Meeting of the Society for Economic Dynamics, and the 2008 Annual Meeting of the American Finance Association. We thank Indraneel Chakraborty for valuable research assistance. This work was supported by a grant from the Rodney L. White Center for Financial Research at the University of Pennsylvania. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, the Federal Reserve System, or the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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