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Does Consumption Respond More Strongly to Stock Market Declines Than to Increases?

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  • Shirvani Hassan
  • Wilbrate Barry
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    This paper provides empirical evidence that positive and negative wealth effects of stock prices on consumer expenditures are unequal. For the three largest economies in the world, stock price declines are found to have a more powerful effect than price increases. [F20, E30]

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    Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal International Economic Journal.

    Volume (Year): 14 (2000)
    Issue (Month): 3 ()
    Pages: 41-49

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    Handle: RePEc:taf:intecj:v:14:y:2000:i:3:p:41-49

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    1. Michael R. Donihue & Andriy Avramenko, 2006. "Decomposing consumer wealth effects: evidence on the role of real estate assets following the wealth cycle of 1990-2002," Working Papers 06-15, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.
    2. Apergis, Nicholas & Miller, Stephen M., 2006. "Consumption asymmetry and the stock market: Empirical evidence," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 93(3), pages 337-342, December.
    3. Salotti, Simone, 2010. "Wealth effect in the US: evidence from the combination of two surveys," MPRA Paper 27352, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    4. Choudhry, Taufiq, 2003. "Stock market volatility and the US consumer expenditure," Journal of Macroeconomics, Elsevier, vol. 25(3), pages 367-385, September.
    5. Simone Salotti, 2010. "An appraisal of the wealth effect in the US: evidence from pseudo-panel data," Working Papers - Mathematical Economics 2010-06, Universita' degli Studi di Firenze, Dipartimento di Scienze per l'Economia e l'Impresa.
    6. Carol C. Bertaut, 2002. "Equity prices, household wealth, and consumption growth in foreign industrial countries: wealth effects in the 1990s," International Finance Discussion Papers 724, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
    7. Chen, Nan-Kuang & Chen, Shiu-Sheng & Chou, Yu-Hsi, 2010. "House prices, collateral constraint, and the asymmetric effect on consumption," Journal of Housing Economics, Elsevier, vol. 19(1), pages 26-37, March.
    8. Ravn, Søren Hove, 2014. "Asymmetric monetary policy towards the stock market: A DSGE approach," Journal of Macroeconomics, Elsevier, vol. 39(PA), pages 24-41.
    9. Ricardo M. Sousa, 2003. "Property of stocks and wealth effects on consumption," NIPE Working Papers 2/2003, NIPE - Universidade do Minho.

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