Structural Estimation of Stock Market Participation Costs

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Abstract

This paper develops and estimates a dynamic model of stock market participation, where consumers' decisions regarding stock market participation are influenced by participation costs. The practical significance of the participation costs is considered as being a channel through which financial education programs can affect consumers' investment decisions. Using household data from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics, I estimate the magnitude of the participation cost, allowing for individual heterogeneity in it. The results show the average stock market participation cost is about 4–6% of labor income; however, it varies substantially over consumers' life. The model successfully predicts the level of the observed participation rate and the increasing pattern of stock market participation over the consumers' life cycle.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Economic Dynamics and Control
Volume37
Issue number12
Pages (from-to)2928–2942
ISSN0165-1889
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2013

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Structural Estimation of Stock Market Participation Costs. / Khorunzhina, Natalia.

In: Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Vol. 37, No. 12, 12.2013, p. 2928–2942.

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