This paper generates time-varying estimates of Australian industry betas relative to an Australian market index and a world market index using the Kalman filter approach. As a means of comparison, these conditional estimated betas are used to forecast each industry's return in-sample. The forecast error metrics suggest that the estimates of conditional risk relative to the domestic market index are preferred to estimates generated using the world market index, irrespective of the industry concerned. While not to suggest time-varying betas estimated relative to a domestic index are universally superior, these results suggest that they are preferable in certain circumstances.
|Number of pages||16|
|Journal||Journal of Multinational Financial Management|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 2000|
- Kalman filter
- Market index
- Time-varying beta