Evaluating how predictable errors in expected income affect consumption
AbstractThis paper studies whether anomalies in consumption can be explained by a behavioral model in which agents make predictable errors in forecasting income. We use a micro-data set containing subjective expectations about future income. The paper shows that, the null hypothesis of rational expectations is rejected in favor of the behavioral model, since consumption responds to predictable forecast errors. On average agents who we predict are too pessimistic increase consumption after the predictable positive income shock. On average agents who are too optimistic reduce consumption.
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Behavioral Economics; Subjective Expectations; Rational Expectations; Consumption and Saving;
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- Luigi Giamboni & Emanuele Millemaci & Robert J. Waldmann, 2013. "Evaluating how predictable errors in expected income affect consumption," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 45(28), pages 4004-4021, October.
- D11 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Consumer Economics: Theory
- D84 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Expectations; Speculations
- D12 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Consumer Economics: Empirical Analysis
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