Is wealth accumulation a luxury good?
AbstractThis paper structurally estimates the Capitalist Spirit Model, in which utility derives from direct preferences for wealth. Its results support the hypothesis that wealth accumulation is a luxury good, by showing that the marginal utility from wealth declines more slowly than that from consumption.
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Volume (Year): 115 (2012)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
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Wealth; Luxury good; Capitalist spirit; Marginal utility;
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