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Modelling the composition of personal sector wealth in the United Kingdom

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  • David Blake

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The allocation of UK personal sector wealth across five broad asset categories (net financial wealth, housing (and durable assets) wealth, state pension wealth, private pension wealth, and human capital) is investigated using the FAIDS (financial AIDS) model. Apart from total wealth and returns, additional variables relating to capital market imperfections, and demographic, labour market and cross- sector spillover effects turn out to be significant. The adjustment of portfolio weights to shocks is very slow, taking up to 21 years for some asset categories.

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Paper provided by London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library in its series LSE Research Online Documents on Economics with number 24866.

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Length: 43 pages
Date of creation: Sep 2003
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Handle: RePEc:ehl:lserod:24866

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Keywords: FAIDS model; Personal sector; Financial wealth; Housing wealth; Pension wealth; Human capital;

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