# AN INTERTEMPORAL CAPITAL ASSET PRICING MODEL

@article{Merton1973ANIC, title={AN INTERTEMPORAL CAPITAL ASSET PRICING MODEL}, author={R. C. Merton}, journal={Econometrica}, year={1973}, volume={41}, pages={867-887} }

An intertemporal model for the capital market is deduced from the portfolio selection behavior by an arbitrary number of investors who aot so as to maximize the expected utility of lifetime consumption and who can trade continuously in time. Explicit demand functions for assets are derived, and it is shown that, unlike the one-period model, current demands are affected by the possibility of uncertain changes in future investment opportunities. After aggregating demands and requiring market…

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