Optimal Saving with Additive and Multiplicative Background Risk
AbstractWe study optimal saving when incomes are certain and risk bears on consumption. A key finding is that, with CARA utility and additive uncertain consumption, or CRRA utility and multiplicative consumption, risk-averse individuals do not form precautionary saving as in the standard theory of saving under uncertainty.
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Date of creation: 01 Oct 2004
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Consumption; risk-aversion; saving; uncertainty;
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