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Why do Household Portfolio Shares Rise in Wealth?

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  • Motohiro Yogo

    (University of Pennsylvania)

  • Jessica Wachter

    (University of Pennsylvania)

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expenditure share for basic goods declines in total consumption, and the variance of consumption growth rises in the level of consumption. When calibrated to match these two predictions in household consumption data, the model explains portfolio shares that rise in wealth.

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Paper provided by Society for Economic Dynamics in its series 2007 Meeting Papers with number 929.

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