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Consumer sentiment and consumer spending

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  • James A. Wilcox
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    This Economic Letter reviews research on whether measures of consumer attitudes improve forecasts of consumer spending.

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    Article provided by Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco in its journal FRBSF Economic Letter.

    Volume (Year): (2008)
    Issue (Month): jun27 ()
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    Handle: RePEc:fip:fedfel:y:2008:i:jun27:n:2008-19

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    Keywords: Consumption (Economics) ; Consumer behavior;

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    1. Jason Bram & Sydney Ludvigson, 1997. "Does consumer confidence forecast household expenditure?: A sentiment index horse race," Research Paper 9708, Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
    2. Saul H. Hymans, 1970. "Consumer Durable Spending: Explanation and Prediction," Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, Economic Studies Program, The Brookings Institution, vol. 1(2), pages 173-206.
    3. James A Wilcox, 2007. "Forecasting Components of Consumption with Components of Consumer Sentiment," Business Economics, Palgrave Macmillan, vol. 42(4), pages 22-32, October.
    4. F. Thomas Juster & Paul Wachtel, 1972. "Inflation and the Consumer," Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, Economic Studies Program, The Brookings Institution, vol. 3(1), pages 71-122.
    5. Juster, F Thomas & Wachtel, Paul, 1972. "Anticipatory and Objective Models of Durable Goods Demand," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 62(4), pages 564-79, September.
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