Optimal consumption under uncertainty, liquidity constraints, and bounded rationality
AbstractI study how boundedly rational agents can learn a “good” solution to an infinite horizon optimal consumption problem under uncertainty and liquidity constraints. Using an empirically plausible theory of learning I propose a class of adaptive learning algorithms that agents might use to choose a consumption rule. I show that the algorithm always has a globally asymptotically stable consumption rule, which is optimal. Additionally, I present extensions of the model to finite horizon settings, where agents have finite lives and life-cycle income patterns. This provides a simple and parsimonious model of consumption for large agent based models.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Southern Methodist University, Department of Economics in its series Departmental Working Papers with number 1307.
Date of creation: Sep 2013
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Adaptive learning models; bounded rationality; dynamic programming; consumption function; behavioral economics; liquidity constraint; saving behavior .;
Other versions of this item:
- Ömer Özak, 2012. "Optimal consumption under uncertainty, liquidity constraints, and bounded rationality," Departmental Working Papers 1204, Southern Methodist University, Department of Economics.
- C6 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling
- D8 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty
- D9 - Microeconomics - - Intertemporal Choice
- E21 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Consumption; Saving; Wealth
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- NEP-CMP-2013-10-18 (Computational Economics)
- NEP-MAC-2013-10-18 (Macroeconomics)
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- Loomes, Graham & Sugden, Robert, 1982. "Regret Theory: An Alternative Theory of Rational Choice under Uncertainty," Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 92(368), pages 805-24, December.
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