This paper investigates the long-run behaviour of international value premium price indices for G7 countries using data from January 1975 to December 2002. We use Johansen [Johansen, S., 1991. Estimation and hypothesis testing of cointegration vectors in Gaussian vector autoregressive models. Econometrica 59, 1551–1580; Johansen, S., 1995. Likelihood-based Inference in Cointegrated Vector Autoregressive Models, Oxford University Press] cointegration methodology and find one cointegrating vector for the period of December 1987 to December 2002. The results are robust to local currencies and a common currency. The cointegrating vector may reflect expectations about future economic activity since investors can adjust demand for either value or growth stocks depending on expected economic growth. Our results show that the cointegrating relationship can predict both future changes in the growth of logged industrial production and future stock market returns.
- value premium