Consumption, Wealth, Stock and Government Bond Returns: International Evidence
AbstractIn this paper, we show, from the consumer’s budget constraint, that the residuals of the trend relationship among consumption, aggregate wealth, and labour income should predict both stock returns and government bond yields. We use data for several OECD countries and find that when agents expect future stock returns to be higher, they will temporarily allow consumption to rise. Regarding government bond yields, when bonds are seen as a component of asset wealth, then investors react in the same way. If, however, the increase in the yields is perceived as signalling a future rise in taxes, then they will temporarily reduce their consumption.
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- António Afonso & Ricardo M. Sousa, 2011. "Consumption, Wealth, Stock And Government Bond Returns: International Evidence," Manchester School, University of Manchester, vol. 79(6), pages 1294-1232, December.
- António Afonso & Ricardo M. Sousa, 2011. "Consumption, Wealth, Stock and Government Bond Returns: International Evidence," Working Papers Department of Economics 2011/09, ISEG - School of Economics and Management, Department of Economics, University of Lisbon.
- E21 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Consumption; Saving; Wealth
- E44 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy
- D12 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Consumer Economics: Empirical Analysis
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