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Precautionary saving and consumption fluctuations

Jonathan A. Parker

Precautionary saving and consumption fluctuations

by Jonathan A. Parker

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

    Subjects:
  • Consumption (Economics) -- United States -- Econometric models.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementJonathan A. Parker, Bruce Preston.
    SeriesNBER working paper series -- no. 9196, Working paper series (National Bureau of Economic Research) -- working paper no. 9196.
    ContributionsPreston, Bruce., National Bureau of Economic Research.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination44, [7] p. :
    Number of Pages44
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22443076M

    saving rates, contributing to lower consumption and GDP growth. Consistent with a model of precautionary savings in the face of uncertainty, we find for a panel of advanced economies that greater labor income uncertainty is significantly associated with higher household savings. Uncertainty rose sharply during the Great Recession, as did saving rates. This column shows that these two developments were related. Using a panel of OECD countries, it estimates that at least two-fifths of the increase in households’ saving rates between and was due to increased uncertainty about labour-income prospects. It adds that restoring higher levels of.

    The fitted expected-consumption profile matches the data quite well, indicating that the shape of the life-cycle consumption profile can be attributed to precautionary saving. With these estimates in hand, we infer a profile for the precautionary term!Pa over age, according to equation (5).   Table 1: Precautionary saving and unemployment rate in US. Notes: the table reports the back-of-the-envelope calculations using Mody et al. () and Muellbauer (). The flip side of a saving expansion is a fall in consumption.

    Consumption, in economics, the use of goods and services by households. Consumption is distinct from consumption expenditure, which is the purchase of goods and services for use by households. Consumption differs from consumption expenditure primarily because durable goods, such as automobiles, generate an expenditure mainly in the period when they are purchased, but they . The precautionary demand for saving interacts with the borrowing constraints to provide a motive for holding assets. If the income process is positively autocorrelated, but stationary, assets are still used to buffer consumption, but do so less effectively and at a greater cost in terms of foregone consumption.


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Precautionary saving and consumption fluctuations by Jonathan A. Parker Download PDF EPUB FB2

Eric Engen and William Gale introduced uncertain incomes and precautionary saving into a long-run OLG model and found that replacing the US personal income tax with a flat-rate consumption tax would increase saving by only 1/2%, and steady-state gross domestic product by only 1–2%.

The elasticity of saving with respect to after-tax income in. Get this from a library. Precautionary Saving and Consumption Fluctuations. [Jonathan Parker; Bruce Preston] -- This paper uses data on the expenditures of households to explain movements in the average growth rate of consumption in the U.S.

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These include precautionary motive in relation to consumption fluctuations (Parker and Preston ), how it relates to other risks (Courbage and Rey ), its relation to consumption smoothing.

Precautionary Saving and Consumption Fluctuations. Woodrow Wilson School Economics Discussion Paper No. 35 Pages Posted: 7 Apr Parker, Jonathan A. and Preston, Bruce J., Precautionary Saving and Consumption Fluctuations (March ).

Woodrow Wilson School Economics Discussion Paper No. Available at SSRN: Cited by: "Precautionary Saving and Consumption Fluctuations," NBER Working PapersNational Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.

Jonathan A. Parker & Bruce Preston, "Precautionary Saving and Consumption Fluctuations," Working PapersPrinceton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Discussion Papers in Economics. Precautionary Saving and Consumption Fluctuations by Jonathan A.

Parker and Bruce Preston. Published in vol issue 4, pages of American Economic Review, SeptemberAbstract: This paper uses the consumption Euler equation to derive a decomposition of consumption growth into four.

Precautionary Saving and Consumption Fluctuations ∗ Jonathan A. Parker Princeton University and NBER Bruce Preston Columbia University March Abstract This paper uses the consumption Euler equation to derive a decomposition of consumption growth. expected consumption risk (induced by underlying income, health, family or other risks) on expected consumption growth, and thus on precautionary saving as well.

As we shall see in Section 3, in most applications consumption risk is assumed to depend only on income risk because the variability of future earnings is assumed to be.

consumption path, precautionary savings can explain the relatively low real interest rate observed in the postwar U.S. data. For example, an infinite-horizon model, with no population growth and the same parametric assumptions made above, yields a steady-state real interest approximately 6% lower than the.

Precautionary Saving and Consumption Fluctuations Precautionary Saving and Consumption Fluctuations Parker, Jonathan A; Preston, Bruce Abstract This paper uses the consumption Euler equation to derive a decomposition of consumption growth into four sources.

These four sources are new information, and three sources of predictable consumption. 3. Time‐varying Precautionary Saving and Consumption Fluctuations. The model above implies that some households respond to countercyclical changes in unemployment risk by raising precautionary wealth and thus by decreasing consumption more than they would have without the precautionary motive.

important result: prudence is not strictly necessary for precautionary saving behavior, or: Result Even in absence of prudence (e.g. with quadratic preferences), in presence of borrowing constraints a rise in future income uncertainty leads to a rise in current savings for precautionary reasons and to a decline in current consumption.

Precautionary Saving and Consumption Fluctuations Jonathan Parker, Bruce Preston. NBER Working Paper No. Issued in September NBER Program(s):Economic Fluctuations and Growth, Monetary Economics This paper uses data on the expenditures of households to explain movements in the average growth rate of consumption in the U.S.

from the beginning of to the. This book provides an overview of the recent research on saving and consumption, a field in which substantial progress has been made over the last ts by economists to understand saving and consumption patterns have generated some of the best science in economics.

For more than fifty years, there has been serious empirical and theoretical activity, and data, theory, and policy have 5/5(1). Consumption and saving decisions are at the heart of both short- and long-run macroeconomic analysis (as well as much of microeconomics).

In the short run, spending dynamics are of central importance for business cycle analysis and the management of monetary policy. Abstract. Precautionary saving measures the consequences of uncertainty for the rate of change (and therefore the level) of wealth.

The qualitative aspects of precautionary saving theory are now well established: an increase in uncertainty will increase the level of saving, but will reduce the marginal propensity to save. Precautionary Saving and Consumption Fluctuations. By Jonathan Parker and Bruce Preston.

Download PDF ( KB) Abstract. This paper uses data on the expenditures of households to explain movements in the average growth rate of consumption in the U.S.

from the beginning of to the end of The economic importance of precautionary. Precautionary Saving and Consumption Fluctuations.

By Jonathan A. Parker and Bruce Preston we implement this decomposition for the average growth rate of consumption expenditures on nondurable goods in the United States from to The economic importance of precautionary saving rivals that of the real interest rate, but the.

Fig. 2 shows that the precautionary saving demand π y decreases with the strength of the spirit of capitalism θ, which is the same as that obtained in Luo et al. Fig. 3 shows that the precautionary saving demand π z (Z) induced by regime switching also decreases with the strength of the spirit of capitalism θ for three cases of labor income.

Also, as shown in Kimball (b), Appendix B, the compensating precautionary premium θ* is the rightward shift of the consumption function due to closely related equivalent precautionary premium 9 θ gives the leftward shift of the consumption function due to eliminating the riskthe extra consumption due to eliminating ỹ, or equivalently the reduced consumption and.Saving motives 1 Intertemporal motive: patience vs.

returns to savings (R >1) 2 Smoothing motive: equalize u0(c) through time (c t is a normal good). 3 Life-cycle motive: smoothing between working life and retirement.

4 Bequest motive: altruism towards o spring, leaves behind assets. 5 Precautionary motive or self-insurance: associated with future income.precautionary saving. Since the precautionary motive for saving arises in uncertainty contexts, this topic has been of especial interest over the last years, when financial, economic and political turmoil increased uncertainty about future income and thus affected household decisions on consumption and saving.