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Year Common # Risk factor Formation Type 1964 Market return THEORY 1965 Market return THEORY 1966 Market return THEORY 1967 1 Total volatility Individual stock volatility 1972 Market return THEORY THEORY Common macro 1972 1 Market return Equity index return 1972 Market return THEORY Indi . # Common financial Common financial Common financial Individual financial Common financial Relative prices of consumption goods Common financial Common financial HLZ: For this sheet, all factors ("common" & "individual") are sorted by year.

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Common #Indi. #Risk factorFormationTypeJournalShort referenceFull referenceLink1964Market returnTHEORYCommon financialJournal of FinanceSharpe (1964)Sharpe, William F., 1964, ``Capital asset prices: A theory of market equilibrium under conditions of risk", Journal of Finance 19, 425-442.http://www.jstor.org/stable/2977928.pdf1965Market returnTHEORYCommon financialJournal of FinanceLintner(1965)Lintner, John, 1965, ``Security prices, risk, and maximal gains from diversification", Journal of Finance 20, 587-615.http://www.jstor.org/stable/2977249.pdf1966Market returnTHEORYCommon financialEconometricaMossin (1966) Mossin, Jan, 1966, ``Equilibrium in a Capital Asset Market", Econometrica 34, 768-783.http://www.jstor.org/stable/pdfplus/1910098.pdf19671Total volatilityIndividual stock volatilityIndividual financialYale Economic EssaysDouglas (1967) Douglas, G.W., 1967, ``Risk in the equity markets: An empirical appraisal of market efficiency", Yale Economic Essays 9, 3-48. http://yufind.library.yale.edu/yufind/Record/32834361972Market returnTHEORYCommon financialJournal of FinanceHeckerman (1972)Heckerman, Donald G., 1972, ``Portfolio selection and the structure of capital asset prices when relative prices of consumption goods may change", Journal of Finance 27, 47-60. http://www.jstor.org/stable/2978502.pdfRelative prices of consumption goodsTHEORYCommon macro19721Market returnEquity index returnCommon financialStudies in the Theory of Capital MarketsBlack, Jensen and Scholes (1972)Black, Fisher, Michael C Jensen and Myron Scholes, 1972, ``The capital asset pricing model: Some empirical tests", In Studies in the theory of capital markets, ed. Michael Jensen, pp. 79-121. New York: Praeger.http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=9085691972Market returnTHEORYCommon financialJournal of BusinessBlack (1972)Black, Fischer, 1972, ``Capital market equilibrium with restricted borrowing", Journal of Business 45, 444-455. http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/23514991973State variables representing future investment opportunityTHEORYCommon financial/macroEconometricaMerton (1973) Merton, Robert C., 1973, ``An intertemporal capital asset pricing model", Econometrica 41, 867-887. http://www.jstor.org/stable/pdfplus/1913811.pdf1973Market returnEquity index returnCommon financialJournal of Political EconomyFama and MacBeth (1973) Fama, Eugene F. and James D. MacBeth, 1973, ``Risk, return, and equilibrium: Empirical tests", Journal of Political Economy 81, 607-636. http://www.jstor.org/stable/pdfplus/1831028.pdf2Beta squaredSquare of market betaCommon financial2Idiosyncratic volatilityResidual stock volatility from CAPMIndividual financial1973High order market returnTHEORYCommon financialJournal of Financial and Quantitative AnalysisRubinstein (1973)Rubinstein, Mark, 1973, ``The fundamental of parameter-preference security valuation", Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis 8, 61-69. http://www. Jstor.org/stable/10.2307/23297481974World market returnTHEORYCommon financialJournal of Economic TheorySolnik (1974)Solnik, Bruno, 1974, ``An equilibrium model of the international capital market", Journal of Economic Theory 8, 500-524. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/00220531749002461974Individual investor resourcesTHEORYCommon financialJournal of Financial EconomicsRubinstein (1974)Rubinstein, Mark, 1973, ``An aggregation theorem for securities markets", Journal of Financial Economics 1, 225-244. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/0304405X7490019119753Earnings growth expectationsProjecting firm earnings growth based on market beta, firm size, dividend payout ratio, leverage and earnings variabilityIndividual accountingJournal of FinanceOfer (1975)Ofer, Aharon R., ``Investor's expectations of earnings growth, their accuracy and effects on the structure of realized rates of return", Journal of Finance 30, 509-523. http://www.jstor.org/stable/pdfplus/2978730.pdf1976Market returnEquity index returnCommon financialJournal of FinanceKraus and Litzenberger (1976)Kraus, Alan and Robert H. Litzenberger, 1976, ``Skewness preference and the valuation of risk assets", Journal of Finance 31, 1085-1100.http://www.jstor.org/stable/2326275.pdf3Squared market returnSquare of equity index returnCommon financial19774PE ratioFirm price-to-earnings ratioIndividual accountingJournal of FinanceBasu (1977)Basu, S., 1977, ``Investment performance of common stocks in relation to their price-earnings ratios: a test of the efficient market hypothesis", Journal of Finance 32, 663-682.http://www.jstor.org/stable/pdfplus/2326304.pdf1978Marginal rate of substitutionTHEORYCommon macroEconometricaLucas (1978)Lucas, Robert E., 1978, ``Asset prices in an exchange economy", Econometrica 46, 1429-1445. http://www.hss.caltech.edu/~pbs/expfinance/Readings/Lucas1978.pdf19795Dividend yieldDividend per share divided by share priceIndividual accountingJournal of Financial EconomicsLitzenberger and Ramaswamy (1979) Litzenberger, Robert H. and Krishna Ramaswamy, 1979, ``The effect of personal taxes and dividends on capital asset prices", Journal of Financial Economics 7, 163-195. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/0304405X79900126#Market returnEquity index returnCommon financial1979Aggregate real consumptionTHEORYCommon macroJournal of Financial EconomicsBreeden (1979) Breeden, Douglas T., 1979, ``An intertemporal asset pricing model with stochastic consumption and investment opportunities", Journal of Financial Economics 7, 265-296. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/0304405X799001631980Short sale restrictionsTHEORYIndividual microstructureJournal of FinanceJarrow (1980)Jarrow, Robert, 1980, ``Heterogeneous expectations, restrictions on short sales, and equilibrium asset prices", Journal of Finance 35, 1105-1113.http://forum.johnson.cornell.edu/faculty/jarrow/004%20Heterogeneous%20Expectations%20JF%201980.pdf1981Market returnEquity index return Common financialJournal of FinanceFogler, John and Tipton (1981)Fogler, H. Russell, Kose John and James Tipton, 1981, ``Three factors, interest rate differentials and stock groups", Journal of Finance 36 323-335. www.jstor.org/stable/pdfplus/2327014.pdfTreasury bond return3-month US Treasury bill returnCommon financialCorporate bond returnIndex of long-term Aa utility bonds with deferred calls returnsCommon financial19814Treasury bill returnPrinciple components extracted from returns of Treasury billsCommon financialJournal of FinanceOldfield and Rogalski (1981)Oldfield, George S. and Richard J. Rogalski, 1981, ``Treasury bill factors and common stock returns", Journal of Finance 36, 337-350.http://www.jstor.org/stable/pdfplus/2327015.pdf1981World consumptionTHEORYCommon macroJournal of Financial EconomicsStulz (1981) Stulz, Rene M., 1981, ``A model of international asset pricing", Journal of Financial Economics 9, 383-406.http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/0304405X819000521981Transaction costsTHEORYIndividual microstructureJournal of FinanceMayshar (1981)Mayshar, Joram, 1981, ``Transaction costs and the pricing of assets", Journal of Finance 36, 583-597.http://www.jstor.org/stable/pdfplus/2327520.pdf19816Firm sizeMarket value of firm stocksIndividual financialJournal of Financial EconomicsBanz (1981) Banz, Rolf W., 1981, ``The relationship between return and market value of common stocks", Journal of Financial Economics 9, 3-18. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/0304405X8190018019817Short interestEquity short interestIndividual microstructureJournal of Financial and Quantitative AnalysisFiglewski (1981)Figlewski, Stephen, 1981, The informational effects of restrictions on short sales: some empirical evidence, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis 16, 463-476. http://www.jstor.org/stable/pdfplus/2330366.pdf?acceptTC=true1982Individual consumer's wealthTHEORYCommon financialJournal of BusinessConstantinides (1982)Constantinides, George, 1982, ``Intertemporal asset pricing with heterogeneous consumers and without demand aggregation", Journal of Business 55, 253-267. http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/235270219838EP ratioFirm earnings-to-price ratioIndividual accountingJournal of Financial EconomicsBasu (1983)Basu, S., 1983, ``The relationship between earnigns' yield, market value and return for NYSE common stocks: further evidence", Journal of Financial Economics 12, 129-156.http://www.uadphilecon.gr/UA/files/1436950889..pdf1983Foreign exchange rate change THEORYCommon financialJournal of FinanceAdler and Dumas (1983)Adler, Michael and Bernard Dumas, 1983, ``International portfolio choice and corporation finance: A synthesis", Journal of Finance 38, 925-984. http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/23280911983Institutional holdingInstitutional concentration rankings from Standard and Poor'sIndividual otherFinancial Analyst Journal Arbel, Carvell and Strebel (1983)Arbel, Avner, Steven Carvell and Paul Strebel, 1983, Giraffes, institutions and neglected firms, Financial Analysts Journal 39, 57-63. http://www.jstor.org/stable/pdfplus/4478647.pdf?acceptTC=true1984Earnings expectationsConsensus earnings expectationsIndividual accountingFinancial Analyst Journal Hawkins, Chamberlin and Daniel (1984)Hawkins, Eugene, Stanley Chamberlin and Wayne Daniel, 1984, Earnings expectations and security prices, Financial Analysts Journal, Sep.-Oct., 24-39. http://www.jstor.org/stable/pdfplus/4478772.pdf?acceptTC=true1984New listings dummyAnnouncement that a company has filed a formal application to list on the NYSEIndividual accountingFinancial Analyst Journal McConnell and Sanger (1984)McConnell, John and Gary Sanger, 1984, A trading strategy for new listings on the NYSE, Financial Analysts Journal 40, 34-38. http://www.jstor.org/stable/pdfplus/4478714.pdf?acceptTC=true1985Market returnEquity index returnCommon financialJournal of Financial EconomicsChan, Chen and Hsieh (1985) Chan, K. C., Nai-fu Chen and David A. Hsieh, 1985, ``An exploratory investigation of the firm size effect", Journal of Financial Economics 14, 451-471. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/0304405X8590008X5Industrial production growth Seasonally adjusted monthly growth rate of industrial productionCommon macro6Change in expected inflationChange in expected inflation as defined in Fama and Gibbons (1984)Common macro7Unanticipated inflationRealized minus expected inflationCommon macro8Credit premiumRisk premium measured as difference in return between ``under Baa" bond portfolio and long-term government bond portfolioCommon financial9Term structureYield curve slope measured as difference in return between long-term government bond and 1-month Treasury billCommon financial19859Long-term return reversalLong-term past abnormal returnIndividual otherJournal of FinanceDe Bondt and Thaler (1985)De Bondt , Werner F. M. and Richard Thaler, 1985, ``Does the stock market overreact?", Journal of Finance 40, 28-30. http://www.jstor.org/stable/pdfplus/2327804.pdf1985Investment opportunity changeTHEORYCommon financialEconometricaCox, Ingersoll and Ross (1985)Cox, John, Jonathan Ingersoll and Stephen Ross, 1985, ``A theory of the term structure of interest rates", Econometrica 53, 385-407. http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/19112421986Transaction costsTHEORYCommon microstructureJournal of Financial EconomicsAmihud and Mendelson (1986)Amihud, Yakov and Haim Mendelson, 1986, ``Asset pricing and the bid-ask spread", Journal of Financial Economics 17, 223-249. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/034405X869006561986Transaction costsTHEORYCommon microstructureJournal of Political EconomyConstantinides (1986)Constantinides, George, 1986, ``Capital market equilibrium with transaction costs", Journal of Political Economy 94, 842-862. http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/18332051986Expected inflationTHEORYCommon macroJournal of FinanceStulz (1986)Stulz, Rene M., 1986, ``Asset Pricing and Expected Inflation", Journal of Finance 41, 209-223.http://www.jstor.org/stable/pdfplus/2328353.pdf198610Long-term interest rateChange in the yield of long-term government bondsCommon financialJournal of FinanceSweeney and Warga (1986)Sweeney, Richard J. and Arthur D. Warga, 1986, ``The pricing of interest-rate risk: evidence from the stock market", Journal of Finance 41, 393-410.http://www.jstor.org/stable/pdfplus/2328443.pdf1986Industrial production growthSeasonally adjusted monthly growth rate of industrial productionCommon macroJournal of BusinessChen, Roll and Ross (1986) Chen, Nai-Fu, Richard Roll and Stephen A. Ross, 1986, ``Economic forces and stock market", Journal of Business 59, 383-403.http://www.jstor.org/stable/pdfplus/2352710.pdfCredit premiumRisk premium measured as difference in return between ``under Baa" bond portfolio and long-term government bond portfolioCommon financialTerm structureYield curve slope measured as difference in return between long-term government bond and 1-month Treasury billCommon financialUnanticipated inflation Realized minus expected inflationCommon macroChanges in expected inflation Changes in expected inflation as defined in Fama and Gibbons (1984)Common macro11Change in oil pricesGrowth rate in oil pricesCommon macro198810Debt to equity ratioNon-common equity liabilities to equityIndividual accountingJournal of FinanceBhandari (1988) Bhandari, Laxmi Chand, ``Debt/Equity ratio and expected common stock returns: Empirical evidence", Journal of Finance 43, 507-528. http://www.jstor.org/stable/pdfplus/2328473.pdf1988Long-term growth forecastsLong-term growth forecasts proxied by the five-year earnings per share growth rate forecasts Individual accountingFinancial Analyst Journal Bauman and Dowen (1988)Bauman, Scott and Richard Dowen, 1988, Growth projections and common stock returns, Financial Analyst Journal, July/August. CFA institute198912Consumption growthPer capita real consumption growthCommon macroJournal of FinanceBreeden, Gibbons and Litzenberger (1989) Breeden, Douglas T., Michael R. Gibbons and Robert H. Litzenberger, ``Empirical Test of the Consumption-Oriented CAPM", Journal of Finance 44, 231-262. http://www.jstor.org/stable/pdfplus/2328589.pdf198911IlliquidityIlliquidity proxied by bid-ask spreadIndividual microstructureJournal of FinanceAmihud and Mendelson (1989)Amihud, Yakov and Haim Mendelson, 1989, The effects of beta, bid-ask spread, residual risk, and size on stock returns, Journal of Finance 44, 479-486. http://www.jstor.org/stable/2328600198912Predicted earnings change Predicted earnings change in one year based on a financial statement analysis that combines a large set of financial statement itemsIndividual accountingJournal of Accounting & EconomicsOu and Penman (1989)Ou, Jane and Stephen Penman, 1989, Financial statement analysis and the prediction of stock returns, Journal of Accounting & Economics 11, 295-329. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/0165410189900177199013Return predictabilityShort-term (one month) and long-term (twelve months) serial correlations in returnsIndividual financial Journal of FinanceJegadeesh (1990)Jegadeesh, Narasimhan, 1990, Evidence of predictable behavior of security returns, Journal of Finance 45, 147-171. http://www.jstor.org/stable/pdfplus/2328797.pdf?acceptTC=true1991Market returnEquity index returnCommon financialJournal of Political EconomyFerson and Harvey (1991) Ferson, Wayne E. and Campbell R. Harvey, 1991, ``The variation of economic risk premiums", Journal of Political Economy, 99, 385-415. http://www.jstor.org/stable/pdfplus/2937686.pdfConsumption growthReal per capita growth of personal consumption expenditures for nondurables & servicesCommon macroCredit spreadBaa corporate bond return less monthly long-term government bond returnCommon financial13Change in the slope of the yield curveChange in the difference between a 10-year Treasury bond yield and a 3-month Treasury bill yieldCommon financialUnexpected inflationDifference between actual and time-series forecasts of inflation rateCommon macro14Real short rateOne-month Treasury bill return less inflation rateCommon financial199215SizeReturn on a zero-investment portfolio long in small stocks and short in large stocksCommon accountingJournal of FinanceFama and French (1992)Fama, Eugene F. and Kenneth R. French, 1992, ``The cross-section of expected stock returns", Journal of Finance 47, 427-465.www.jstor.org/stable/pdfplus/2329112.pdf16ValueReturn on a zero-investment portfolio long in growth stocks and short in value stocksCommon accounting1992Return momentumSize and beta adjusted mean prior five-year returnsIndividual financialJournal of Financial EconomicsChopra, Lakonishok and Ritter (1992)Chopra, Navin, Josef Lakonishok and Jay R. Ritter, 1992, Measuring abnormal performance, Journal of Financial Economics 31, 235-268. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/0304405X9290005I1992Predicted return signsReturn signs predicted by a logit model using financial ratiosIndividual accountingJournal of Accounting & EconomicsHolthausen and Larcker (1992)Holthausen, Robert and David Larcker, 1992, The prediction of stock returns using financial statement information, Journal of Accounting & Economics 15, 373-411. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/016541019290025W199314Return momentumPast stock returnsIndividual otherJournal of FinanceJegadeesh and Titman (1993)Jegadeesh, Narasimhan and Sheridan Titman, 1993, ``Returns to buying winners and selling losers: implications for stock market efficiency", Journal of Finance 48, 65-91.http://www.jstor.org/stable/23288821993Return on S&P stocksReturns on S&P stocksCommon financialReview of Financial StudiesElton, Gruber, Das and Hlavka (1993)Elton, Edwin, Martin Gruber, Sanjiv Das and Matthew Hlavka, 1993, ``Efficiency with costly information: A reinterpretation of evidence from managed portfolios", Review of Financial Studies 6, 1-22. http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/2961987Returns on non-S&P stocksReturns on non-S&P stocksCommon financial1993High order market and bond returnHigh order equity index returns and bond returns Common financialJournal of FinanceBansal and Viswanathan (1993)Bansal, Ravi and S.Viswanathan, 1993, ``No arbitrage and arbitrage pricing: a new approach", Journal of Finance 48, 1231-1262. http://www.jstor.org/stable/pdfplus/2329037.pdf1993Market returnEquity index returnCommon financialJournal of Financial EconomicsFama and French (1993) Fama, Eugene F. and Kenneth R. French, 1993, ``Common risk factors in the returns on stocks and bonds", Journal of Financial Economics 33, 3-56. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/0304405X93900235#SizeReturn on a zero-investment portfolio long in small stocks and short in large stocksCommon accountingValueReturn on a zero-investment portfolio long in growth stocks and short in value stocks Common accountingTerm structureDifference in return between long-term government bond and one-month Treasury billCommon financialCredit riskDifference in return between long-term corporate bond and long-term government bondCommon financial1993World equity returnUS dollar return of the MSCI world equity market in excess of a short-term interest rateCommon financialReview of Financial StudiesFerson and Harvey (1993) Ferson, Wayne E. and Campbell R. Harvey, 1993, ``The risk and predictability of international equity returns", Review of Financial Studies 6, 527-566. http://www.jstor.org./stable/pdfplus/2961978.pdfChange in weighted exchange rateLog first difference of the trade-weighted US dollar price of ten industrialized countries' currenciesCommon financialChange in long-term inflationary expectationsChange in long-term inflationary expectationsCommon macroWeighted real short-term interest rateGDP weighted average of short-term interest rates in G-7 countriesCommon financialChange in oil priceChange in the monthly average US dollar price per barrel of crude oilCommon macroChange in the Eurodollar-Treasury yield spreadFirst difference of the spread between the 90-day Eurodollar yield and the 90-day Treasury-bill yieldCommon financialChange in G-7 industrial productionChange in G-7 industrial productionCommon macroUnexpected inflation for the G-7 countriesUnexpected inflation based on a time-series model on an aggregate G-7 inflation rateCommon macro199417World equity returnUS dollar return of the MSCI world equity market in excess of a short-term interest rateCommon financialJournal of Banking and FinanceFerson and Harvey (1994)Ferson, Wayne and Campbell Harvey, 1994, ``Sources of risk and expected returns in global equity markets", Journal of Banking and Finance 18, 775-803. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/037842669300020P18Change in weighted exchange rateLog first difference of the trade-weighted US dollar price of ten industrialized countries' currenciesCommon financial19Change in long-term inflationary expectationsChange in long-term inflationary expectationsCommon macroChange in oil priceChange in the monthly average US dollar price per barrel of crude oilCommon macro199420Tax rate for capital gainsShort-term capital gains tax rateCommon accountingJournal of FinanceBossaerts and Dammon (1994) Bossaert, Peters and Robert M. Dammon, 1994, ``Tax-induced intertemporal restrictions on security returns", Journal of Finance 49, 1347-1371. http://www.jstor.org/stable/pdfplus/2329189.pdf21Tax rate for dividendDividend tax rateCommon accounting199522Change in expected inflationChange in expectation from economic surveysCommon macroJournal of FinanceElton, Gruber and Blake (1995)Elton, Edwin J., Martin J. Gruber and Christopher R. Blake, 1995, ``Fundamental economic variables, expected returns, and bond fund performance", Journal of Finance 50, 1229-1256.http://www.jstor.org/stable/pdfplus/2329350.pdf23Change in expected GNPChange in expectation from economic surveysCommon macro199515New public stock issuance New public stock issuanceIndividual accountingJournal of FinanceLoughran and Ritter (1995)Loughran, Tim and Jay R. Ritter, 1995, ``The new issues puzzle", Journal of Finance 50, 23-51.http://www.jstor.org/stable/pdfplus/2329238.pdf199516Dividend initiationsInitiations of cash dividend paymentsIndividual financialJournal of FinanceMichaely, Thaler and Womack (1995)Michaely, Roni, Richard Thaler and Kent Womack, 1995, Price reactions to dividend initiations and omissions: overreaction or drift? Journal of Finance 50, 573-608. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1540-6261.1995.tb04796.x/abstract17Dividend omissionsOmissions of cash dividend paymentsIndividual financial1995Seasoned equity offeringsWhether a firm makes seasoned equity offeringsIndividual financialJournal of Financial EconomicsSpiess and Affleck-Graves (1995)Spiess, Katherine and John Affleck-Graves, 1995, Underperformance in long-run stock returns following seasoned equity offerings, Journal of Financial Economics 38, 243-267. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/0304405X9400817K199624Money growthM2 or M3 minus currency, divided by total populationCommon macroJournal of FinanceChan, Foresi and Lang (1996) Chan, K.C., Silverio Foresi and Larry H.P. Lang, 1996, ``Does money explain returns? Theory and empirical analysis", Journal of Finance 51, 345-361.http://www.jstor.org/stable/pdfplus/2329312.pdf199625Returns on physical investmentInferred from investment data via a production functionCommon macroJournal of Political EconomyCochrane (1996) Cochrane, John H., 1996, ``A cross-sectional test of an investment-based asset pricing model", Journal of Political Economy 104, 572-621. http://faculty.chicagobooth.edu/john.cochrane/research/papers/cross%20sectional%20test%20%28jpe%29.pdf1996Market returnEquity index returnCommon financialJournal of Political EconomyCampbell (1996) Campbell, John Y., 1996, ``Understanding risk and return", Journal of Political Economy 104, 298-345. http://dash.harvard.edu/bitstream/handle/1/3153293/campbell_risk.pdfLabor incomeReal labor income growth rateCommon macroDividend yieldDividend yield on value-weighted indexCommon financialInterest rateTreasury bill rate less 1-year moving average Common financialTerm structureLong-short government bond yield spreadCommon financial1996Market returnEquity index returnCommon financialJournal of FinanceJagannathan and Wang (1996) Jagannathan, Ravi and Zhenyu Wang, 1996, ``The conditional CAPM and the cross-section of expected returns", Journal of Finance 51, 3-53.http://www.jstor.org/stable/pdfplus/2329301.pdfSlope of yield curve Long-short government bond yield spreadCommon financialLabor incomeReal labor income growth rateCommon macro199618Earnings forecastErrors in analysts' forecasts on earnings growthIndividual accountingJournal of FinanceLa Porta (1996)La Porta, Rafael, 1996, ``Expectations and the cross-section of stock returns", Journal of Finance 51, 1715-1742.http://www.jstor.org/stable/pdfplus/2329535.pdf199619R&D capitalR&D capital over total assetsIndividual accountingJournal of Accounting & EconomicsLev and Sougiannis (1996)Lev, Baruch and Theodore Sougiannis, 1996, The capitalization, amortization, and value-relevance of R&D, Journal of Accounting and Economics 21, 107-138. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/0165410195004106199620Accruals Accruals defined by the change in non-cash current assets, less the change in current liabilities, less depreciation expense, all divided by average total assetsIndividual accountingAccounting ReviewSloan (1996)Sloan, Richard, 1996, Do stock prices fully reflect information in accruals and cash flows about future earnings? Accounting Review 71, 289-315. http://www.jstor.org/stable/pdfplus/248290.pdf199621Buy recommendationsBuy recommendations from security analystsIndividual financialJournal of FinanceWomack (1996)Womack, Kent, 1996, Do brokerage analysts' recommendations have investment value? Journal of Finance 51, 137-167. http://www.jstor.org.proxy.lib.duke.edu/stable/pdfplus/2329305.pdf22Sell recommendationsSell recommendations from security analystsIndividual financial199623Credit ratingInstitutional investor country credit rating from semi-annual surveyIndividual otherJournal of Portfolio ManagementErb, Harvey and Viskanta (1996)Erb, Claude, Campbell Harvey and Tadas Viskanta, 1996, Expected returns and volatility in 135 countries, Journal of Portfolio Management 22, 46-58. http://www.iijournals.com/doi/abs/10.3905/jpm.1996.409554199624IlliquidityDerivative transaction price with respect to signed trade sizeIndividual microstructureJournal of Financial EconomicsBrennan and Subrahmanyam (1996)Brennan, Michael and Avanidhar Subrahmanyam, 1996, Market microstructure and asset pricing: On the compensation for illiquidity in stock returns, Journal of Financial Economics 41, 441-464. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/0304405X9500870K1997Nonlinear functions of consumption growthLow order orthonormal polynomials of current and future consumption growthCommon macroJournal of FinanceChapman (1997)Chapman, David A., 1997, ``Approximating the asset pricing kernel", Journal of Finance 52, 1383-1410.http://www.jstor.org/stable/pdfplus/2329440.pdf1997Opportunistic strategy returnReturn for hedge funds that follow an opportunistic strategyCommon financialReview of Financial StudiesFung and Hsieh (1997) Fung, William and David A. Hsieh, 1997, ``Empirical characteristics of dynamic trading strategies: The case of hedge funds", Review of Financial Studies 10, 275-302. http://www.jstor.org/stable/pdfplus/2962347.pdfGlobal/macro strategy returnReturn for hedge funds that follow a global/macro strategyCommon financialValue strategy returnReturn for hedge funds that follow a value strategyCommon financialTrend following strategy return Return for hedge funds that follow a trend following strategyCommon financialDistressed investment strategy returnReturn for hedge funds that follow a distressed investment strategyCommon financial1997Size Return on a zero-investment portfolio long in small stocks and short in large stocksCommon accountingJournal of FinanceCarhart (1997)Carhart, Mark M., 1997, ``On persistence in mutual fund performance", Journal of Finance 52, 57-82.http://www.iscte.pt/~jpsp/Teaching/AssetPricing_PhD/Carhart%20JF%201997%20Persistence%20in%20Fund%20Performance.pdfValueReturn on a zero-investment portfolio long in growth stocks and short in value stocksCommon accountingMarket returnEquity index returnCommon financial27MomentumReturn on a zero-investment portfolio long in past winners and short in past losersCommon other1997Size Market value of equityIndividual accountingJournal of Financial EconomicsBrennan, Chordia and Subrahmanyam (1997) Brennan, Michael J., Tarun Chordia and Avanidhar Subrahmanyam, 1997, ``Alternative factor specifications, security characteristics, and the cross-section of expected stock returns", Journal of Financial Economics 49, 345-373. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0304405X98000282#Book-to-market ratioBook value of equity plus deferred taxes to market value of equity Individual accountingMomentum Past cumulative stock returnIndividual financial25Trading volumeDollar volume traded per monthIndividual microstructure199726Disclosure levelVoluntary disclosure level of manufacturing firms' annual reports Individual accountingAccounting ReviewBotosan (1997) Botosan, Christine A., 1997, ``Disclosure level and the cost of equity capital", Accounting Review, 72, 323-349. http://www.jstor.org/stable/pdfplus/248475.pdf199727Earning forecasts uncertaintyStandard deviation of earnings forecastsIndividual accountingJournal of Financial ResearchAckert and Athanassakos (1997)Ackert, L., and G. Athanassakos, 1997, Prior uncertainty, analyst bias, and subsequent abnormal returns, Journal of Financial Research 20, 263-273. http://www.bengrahaminvesting.ca/Research/Papers/Athanassakos/Prior_Uncertainty.pdf1997SizeMarket value of equityIndividual accountingJournal of FinanceDaniel and Titman (1997)Daniel, Kent and Sheridan Titman, 1997, ``Evidence on the characteristics of cross sectional variation in stock returns", Journal of Finance 52, 1-33.http://www.jstor.org/stable/pdfplus/2329554.pdfValueBook value of equity plus deferred taxes to market value of equityIndividual accounting1997Earnings management likelihoodEarnings management likelihood obtained by regressiong realized violators of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles on firm characteristicsIndividual accounting Journal of Accounting and Public PolicyBeneish (1997)Beneish, M.D., 1997, Detecting GAAP violation: Implications for assessing earnings management among firms with extreme financial performance, Journal of Accounting and Public Policy 16, 271-309. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0278425497000239199728Corporate acquisitionsDifference between stock mergers and cash tender offers for corporate acquisitionsIndividual financialJournal of FinanceLoughran and Vijh (1997)Loughran, Tim and Anand Vijh, 1997, Do long-term shareholders benefit from corporate acquisitions? 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