Does income, preference, or belief heterogeneity matter for asset pricing? Starting with an irrelevance theorem due to Grossman and Shiller, this survey presents a unified view of the research that has studied the connection between heterogeneity and asset prices.
Link to the survey's website on Foundations and Trends in Finance
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A new methodology for evaluating private equity investments from the perspective of a limited partner.