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intertemporal allocation of consumption

Orazio P. Attanasio

intertemporal allocation of consumption

theory and evidence

by Orazio P. Attanasio

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Published by National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, MA .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Consumption (Economics),
  • Liquidity (Economics),
  • Wages.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementOrazio P. Attanasio.
    SeriesNBER working paper series -- working paper no. 4811, Working paper series (National Bureau of Economic Research) -- working paper no. 4811.
    ContributionsNational Bureau of Economic Research.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination34, [14] p. :
    Number of Pages34
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22421253M

    1. Introduction. Modern empirical studies of intertemporal allocation of consumption usually rely on Euler equations. For the estimation of such models, one typically needs panel data on consumption, assumptions on how respondents form their expectations, and a parameterization of preferences (see, for example, Hall, ; Browning and Lusardi, ; Carroll, ; Attanasio and Low, ). Together, propositions form the standard microeconomic model of intertemporal consumption and savings: rational agents with exponentially discounted utility maximize their lifetime utility by choosing feasible consumption and savings plans such that their consumption pro les are "smoothed" over the course of their lifetime.

    In contrast, the marginal utility of total consumption changes with peers’ consumption, inducing intertemporal effects. To see this with a concrete example, consider a simple functional form (similar to the one proposed by Blundell et al., ): 7. consumption, investment, exports, imports government budget (expenditure) and taxes, –scal policy intertemporal allocation/ –nance: savings, assets, asset prices money, interest rates, exchange rates, monetary policy 3 Major Crises and the design of macroeconomics policies The Great Depression of the s and Keynesian macroeconomics.

    Chapter Intertemporal Choice Introduction We are now in a position to apply our methodology in a variety of contexts, including two particularly important ones – intertemporal choice and risky choice. As we will see, we can use the apparatus we have constructed to analyse these interesting problems. We start with intertemporal choice. the \intertemporal budget constraint": C t+ C t+1 1 + r t = Y t+ Y t+1 1 + r t In words, the intertemporal budget constraint (\intertemporal" = \across time") says that the present discounted value of consumption expenditures must equal the present discounted value of income. C t+1 1+rt is the (real) present value of C t+1. Why is that?


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Intertemporal allocation of consumption by Orazio P. Attanasio Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Intertemporal Allocation of Consumption: Theory and Evidence Orazio P. Attanasio. NBER Working Paper No.

Issued in July NBER Program(s):Economic Fluctuations and Growth Liquidity constraints and, more generally, imperfections in credit markets, can be extremely important for the intertemporal allocation of consumption and have received a substantial amount of attention in Cited by: In this section we describe the intertemporal allocation of full consumption.

Equation () serves as the basis for the estimation of the curvature parameter σ and the subjective rate of time preference r, because we do not have longitudinal data on full consumption, we create synthetic panels from the CEX as described by Blundell et al.

() and Attanasio and Weber (). Downloadable. Liquidity constraints and, more generally, imperfections in credit markets, can be extremely important for the intertemporal allocation of consumption and have received a substantial amount of attention in the theoretical and empirical literature on consumption.

In the first part of the paper I review the reasons why liquidity constraints are important. Intertemporal choice is the process by which people make decisions about what and how much to do at various points in time, when choices at one time influence the possibilities available at other points in time.

These choices are influenced by the relative value people assign to two or more payoffs at different points in time. Most choices require decision-makers to trade off costs and. Intertemporal choice refers to decisions, such as spending habits, made in the near-term that can affect future financial opportunities.

Theoretically, by not consuming today, consumption levels. Economic theories of intertemporal consumption seek to explain people's preferences in relation to consumption and saving over the course of their lives. The earliest work on the subject was by Irving Fisher and Roy Harrod, who described 'hump saving', hypothesizing that savings would be highest in the middle years of a person's life as they saved for retirement.

Consumption and Saving: Models of Intertemporal Allocation and Their Implications for Public Policy Orazio P. Attanasio and Guglielmo Weber* This paper provides a critical survey of the large literature on the life cycle model of consumption, both from an empirical and a theoretical point of view.

This paper models the consumption of durable and non-durable goods in an intertemporal framework which allows for varying financial market conditions.

The link between the two forms of consumption is provided via the utility function and the fact that the borrowing limit is assumed to depend on the stock of durables owned.

INTERTEMPORAL ALLOCATION The first two chapters of this book are. preparatory to the analysis of tax effects that will be carried out in the later chapters. This chapter presents a simple basic model of intertemporal allocation that is essential for reading this book. The reader who is familiar with Fisher's theory can skip this chapter.

ADVERTISEMENTS: Let us make an in-depth study of the Intertemporal Choice and Budget Constraint. After reading this article you will learn about: 1. Intertemporal Choice 2.

The Intertemporal Budget Constraint 3. Deriving the Budget Constraint 4. Interpretation 5. Time Indifference Curves. Intertemporal Choice: According to Keynes’ absolute income hypothesis current consumption depends only.

Attanasio has written an excellent review of the recent literature on the effects of liquidity constraints on intertemporal consumption choice, and has provided some new evidence of his own. I begin my comments by reviewing the very considerable.

Definition of intertemporal in the dictionary. Meaning of intertemporal. What does intertemporal mean. Information and translations of intertemporal in the most comprehensive dictionary definitions resource on the web.

So the interest rate is the (intertemporal) price of the consumption good this period, in terms of next period consumption good. A high interest rate means that there is a high return from postponing consumption to next period, since the price of consumption will be lower than in the current period, i.e., the same dollar amount is more valuable.

A Two-Period Model Consumers Experiments Introduction Intertemporal Decisions Macroeconomics studies how key variables evolve over time The simplest way to think about intertemporal decisions is in a two-period model The first period is the current period (or today) The second period represents the future (or tomorrow) Key trade-off: consuming today or consuming in the future.

LECTURE 2 INTERTEMPORAL CONSUMPTION OUTLINE -period Consumption Model t Value and Its Applications lio Allocation READING Varian Ch. 10, 11, 13; Binger and Ho⁄man Ch.

Irving Fisher () first analyzed the optimization problem of a consumer who faces no uncertainty and lives for two periods. 1 Mathematical Analysis. In its most general form, the household’s lifetime value function can be written.

where the first argument reflects consumption in ‘youth’ while the second argument represents consumption in ‘old age’ and we assume that the. Downloadable. This paper investigates whether the estimation of the intertemporal elasticity of substitution of consumption (IES) would be affected when leisure time is allowed to vary.

To this end, we adopt a utility specification that allows interactions between consumption and leisure and estimate IES using a pair of Euler equations. We find that the IES estimates that allow leisure to.

Get this from a library. The intertemporal allocation of consumption: theory and evidence. [Orazio P Attanasio; National Bureau of Economic Research.] -- Liquidity constraints and, more generally, imperfections in credit markets, can be extremely important for the intertemporal allocation of consumption and have received a substantial amount of.

Get this from a library. The intertemporal allocation of consumption: theory and evidence. [Orazio P Attanasio; National Bureau of Economic Research.]. Intertemporal Rate of Substitution. The intertemporal rate of substitution is a concept in finance that helps us to link the long-term growth rate of the economy, investors’ expectations of future consumption, and interest rate to each other.

the reason these are interlinked is because investors trade-off between real consumption today and real consumption in the future. The Life-Cycle Model of Consumption and Saving Martin Browning and Thomas F. Crossley T he life-cycle framework is the standard way that economists think about the intertemporal allocation of time, effort and money.

The framework has a venerable history in the economics profession, with roots in the.Keywords: intertemporal choice, life-cycle hypothesis, income, savings, age, consumption 1.

Introduction Individuals plan their consumption and savings behavior over a long period of time with the intention of allocating their consumption in the best possible way over their lifetime. Similarly.t is the aggregate consumption of ‘others’ (catching up with the Joneses).

External habit. As the name suggests, external habit implies an externality of my consumption on other people’s utility that may require corrective taxation). Intertemporal Marginal Rate of Substitution. Consider two consecutive periods t and t+1.