A Direct Test of the Permanent Income Hypothesis with an Application to the US States
AbstractThis paper tests the prediction of the Permanent Income Hypothesis (PIH) that news about future income induce a revision in consumption equal to the revision in permanent income. We use time-series data from 48 contiguous US states to perform the test. The empirical results provide some support for the PIH across states.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University of Waterloo, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 03001.
Date of creation: Jan 2003
Date of revision: Jan 2003
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- Dejuan, Joseph P & Seater, John J & Wirjanto, Tony S, 2004. "A Direct Test of the Permanent Income Hypothesis with an Application to the U.S. States," Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Blackwell Publishing, vol. 36(6), pages 1091-1103, December.
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