Tuesday, December 8, 2015


Rethinking Performance Evaluation

By Campbell R. Harvey, Duke University – Fuqua School of Business; and Yan Liu, Texas A&M University, Department of Finance

The current approach to performance evaluation is to run equation-by-equation regressions to calculate alphas. With this approach, three issues arise: 1) the estimation does not take into account any cross-sectional information; 2) there is no allowance for parameter uncertainty; and 3) the estimated alphas do a poor job of predicting future alphas. In “Rethinking Performance Evaluation,” the authors depart from the existing literature by proposing a ‘random effects’ counterpart of the current performance evaluation model.

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