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Consumption and Fractional Differencing: Old and New Anomalies

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  • Haubrich, Joseph G

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This paper calculates the stochastic properties of consumption when income follows a fractionally differenced process. It shows how such a process may resolve Angus Deaton's (1987) excessive smoothness paradox while assuming both the permanent income hypothesis and a univariate process for income. Tests and simulations suggest the evidence is consistent with income following such a process. Copyright 1993 by MIT Press.

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Article provided by MIT Press in its journal Review of Economics & Statistics.

Volume (Year): 75 (1993)
Issue (Month): 4 (November)
Pages: 767-72

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Handle: RePEc:tpr:restat:v:75:y:1993:i:4:p:767-72

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  1. Katsumi Shimotsu, 2002. "Exact Local Whittle Estimation of Fractional Integration with Unknown Mean and Time Trend," Economics Discussion Papers 543, University of Essex, Department of Economics.
  2. Baillie, Richard T., 1996. "Long memory processes and fractional integration in econometrics," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 73(1), pages 5-59, July.
  3. Arteche, J. & Orbe, J., 2005. "Bootstrapping the log-periodogram regression," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 86(1), pages 79-85, January.
  4. Christelle Lecourt, 2000. "Dépendance de court et de long terme des rendements de taux de change," Économie et Prévision, Programme National Persée, vol. 146(5), pages 127-137.

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