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The Markov Consumption Problem

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  • Michael Sattinger

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The paper derives the solution to a simple stochastic continuous-time dynamic control problem in which a consumer determines consumption and saving while moving between employment and unemployment according to a Markov process. The results differ from the permanent income hypothesis and some of Hall's 1978 results based on autoregressive income shocks.

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Paper provided by University at Albany, SUNY, Department of Economics in its series Discussion Papers with number 10-02.

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