Optimal consumption choice for ratchet investors
AbstractThe utility maximization problem of ratchet investors who do not tolerate any decline in their consumption rate is solved explicitly for all felicity functions in a Markovian framework which includes Brownian motion and Poisson processes as special cases. The optimal consumption plan turns out to be the running maximum of the optimal plan a conventional time-additive investor would choose. --
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Humboldt University of Berlin, Interdisciplinary Research Project 373: Quantification and Simulation of Economic Processes in its series SFB 373 Discussion Papers with number 2001,92.
Date of creation: 2001
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Intertemporal Consumption Choice; Habit Formation; Non-Time Separable Utility;
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