Defensive Equity Bibliography

May 28, 2014
  • Contributors:

    AQR Capital Management
  • Topic:

    Style Investing

Here is a selected list of books, journal articles and working papers that we found helpful in developing our research around Defensive Equity strategies

Ang, Andrew, Robert J. Hodrick, Yuhang Xing and Xiaoyan Zhang, 2006, “The Cross-Section of Volatility and Expected Returns,” The Journal of Finance, 61(1), 259–299

Asness, Clifford S., Andrea Frazzini and Lasse H. Pedersen, 2012a, “Leverage Aversion and Risk Parity,” Financial Analysts Journal, 68(1), 47–59

Asness, Cliff, Andrea Frazzini and Lasse H. Pedersen, 2012b, “Quality Investment,” working paper, AQR Capital Management and New York University

Baker, Malcolm, Brendan Bradley and Jeffrey Wurgler, 2010, “Benchmarks as Limits to Arbitrage: Understanding the Low Volatility Anomaly,” Financial Analysts Journal, 67(1), 40–54

Barberis, Nicholas, and Ming Huang, 2008, “Stocks as Lotteries: The Implications of Probability Weighting for Security Prices,” American Economic Review, 98(5), 2066–2100

Bhandari, Laxmi Chand, 1988, “Debt/Equity Ratio and Expected Common Stock Returns: Empirical Evidence,” The Journal of Finance, 43(2), 507–528

Black, Fischer, Michael C. Jensen and Myron S. Scholes, 1972, “The Capital Asset Pricing Model: Some Empirical Tests,” in Michael C. Jensen, ed.: Studies in the Theory of Capital Markets (Praeger Publishers, Westport, Connecticut), 79–121

Black, Fischer, 1972, “Capital Market Equilibrium With Restricted Borrowing,” Journal of Business, 45(3), 444–455

Black, Fischer, 1992, “Beta and Return,” The Journal of Portfolio Management, 20(1), 8–18

Brennan, Michael J., and Feifei Li, 1993, “Agency and Asset Pricing,” working paper, University of California, Los Angeles

Cohen, Randolph B., Christopher Polk and Tuomo Vuolteenaho, 2005, “Money Illusion in the Stock Market: The Modigliani-Cohn Hypothesis,” Quarterly Journal of Economics, 120(2), 639–668

Falkenstein, Eric G., 1994, “Mutual Funds, Idiosyncratic Variance and Asset Returns,” dissertation, Northwestern University

Fama, Eugene F., and Kenneth R. French, 1992, “The Cross-Section of Expected Stock Returns,” The Journal of Finance, 47(2), 427–465

Frazzini, Andrea, David Kabiller and Lasse H. Pedersen, 2012, ”Buffett’s Alpha,” working paper, AQR Capital Management and New York University

Frazzini, Andrea, and Lasse H. Pedersen, 2010, “Betting Against Beta,” working paper, AQR Capital Management, New York University and National Bureau of Economic Research

Frazzini, Andrea, and Lasse H. Pedersen, 2011, “Embedded Leverage,” working paper, AQR Capital Management and New York University

Gibbons, Michael R., 1982, “Multivariate Tests of Financial Models: A New Approach,” Journal of Financial Economics, 10(1), 3–27

Hurst, Brian K., Bryan Johnson., and Yao Hua Ooi, 2010, “Understanding Risk Parity,” white paper, AQR Capital Management

Kandel, Shmuel, 1984, “The Likelihood Ratio Test Statistic of Mean-Variance Efficiency Without a Riskless Asset,” Journal of Financial Economics, 13(4), 575–592

Karceski, Jason, 2002, “Returns-Chasing Behavior, Mutual Funds, and Beta’s Death,” Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, 37(4), 559–594

Markowitz, Harry M., 1952, “Portfolio Selection,” The Journal of Finance, 7(1), 77–91

Mitton, Todd, and Keith Vorkink, 2007, “Equilibrium Underdiversification and the Preference for Skewness,” The Review of Financial Studies 20(4), 1255–1288

Novy-Marx Robert, 2012, “The Other Side of Value: Good Growth and the Gross Profitability Premium,” working paper, National Bureau of Economic Research

Piotroski, Joseph D., 2002, “Value Investing: The Use of Historical Financial Statement Information to Separate Winners from Losers,” Journal of Accounting Research, 38, Supplement

Polk, Christopher, Samuel Thompson, and Tuomo. Vuolteenaho, 2006, “Cross-Sectional Forecasts of the Equity Premium,” Journal of Financial Economics, 81(1), 101–141

Shanken, Jay, 1985, “Multivariate Tests of the Zero-Beta CAPM,” Journal of Financial Economics, 14(3), 327–348

Tobin, J., 1958, “Liquidity Preference as Behavior Towards Risk,” The Review of Economic Studies 25(2), 65–86



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