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The Time Series Consumption Function: Error Correction, Random Walk and the Steady-State

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  • Molana, H

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This paper examines, and attempts to reconcile, two rival approaches toward modeling the aggregate time series consumption function: the random walk and the error correction models. These models possess conflicting behavioral interpretations, but have been extensively used in the empirical literature. The paper modifies the life-cycle theory to generate a more satisfactory long-run relationship that demonstrates that the time series data on personal consumption and wealth are likely to have an error correction representation that encompasses the random walk model. Data from the United Kingdom support this proposition. Copyright 1991 by Royal Economic Society.

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Article provided by Royal Economic Society in its journal The Economic Journal.

Volume (Year): 101 (1991)
Issue (Month): 406 (May)
Pages: 382-403

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Handle: RePEc:ecj:econjl:v:101:y:1991:i:406:p:382-403

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  2. Vitali Alexeev & Alex Maynard, 2010. "Localized Level Crossing Random Walk Test Robust to the Presence of Structural Breaks," Working Papers 1001, University of Guelph, Department of Economics and Finance.
  3. Jim Malley & Hassan Molana, . "Fiscal Policy and the Composition of Private Consumption: Some Evidence from the U.S. and Canada," EPRU Working Paper Series 99-14, Economic Policy Research Unit (EPRU), University of Copenhagen. Department of Economics.
  4. Oguz Asirim, 1996. "Alternative Theories of Consumption and an Application to the Turkish Economy," Discussion Papers 9604, Research and Monetary Policy Department, Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey.
  5. Kumar, Saten, 2009. "A Re-examination of Private Consumption in Fiji," MPRA Paper 18706, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  6. Cook, Steven, 2005. "The stationarity of consumption-income ratios: Evidence from minimum LM unit root testing," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 89(1), pages 55-60, October.
  7. Allan D. Brunner & Steven B. Kamin, 1994. "Determinants of the 1991-93 Japanese recession: evidence from a structural model of the Japanese economy," International Finance Discussion Papers 479, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  8. Sarantis, Nicholas & Stewart, Chris, 1999. "Is the consumption-income ratio stationary? Evidence from panel unit root tests," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 64(3), pages 309-314, September.
  9. Gomes, Fábio A. R. & Franchini, Douglas de S., 2008. "The Stationarity of Consumption–Income Ratios: Evidence from South American Countries," Insper Working Papers wpe_123, Insper Working Paper, Insper Instituto de Ensino e Pesquisa.
  10. Steven Cook, 2003. "The nonstationarity of the consumption-income ratio: Evidence from more powerful Dickey-Fuller tests," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 10(7), pages 393-395.

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