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The R function you have to use is the lm() function. On QuickR you can find a simple and clear tutorial on how to estimate a linear (multiple) regression model generally using the lm(). As further reference, I suggest you to read the Introducing R tutorial about linear model by G. Rodriguez. I did not read the paper you cited, but, anyway, you should ...
Portfolio behaving like a small cap portfolio is not necessarily a small cap portfolio. Your regression shows the appearance, not the fundamentals.
Whether or not it is flawed in practice depends on dynamic the risk exposures really are. Many factors or indices used for style analysis actually require dynamic trading to maintain - so you could potentially have a fund that trades a lot while still generating a return series that can be be modeled out of sample with static exposures. One relatively ...
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