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Testing the Permanent Income Hypothesis: The Evidence from Canadian Data

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This paper investigates whether there are variants of the permanent income model that are consistent with seasonally unadjusted quarterly postwar Canadian data. The analysis is based on a misspecification-test equation which nests the standard permanent income model. The results obtained are somewhat unfavorable to the permanent-income hypothesis. The same results also apply to more general models in which the real interest rate is time-varying and the utility function is nonseparable in consumption and the stock of durable goods.

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  • Tony S. Wirjanto, 1991. "Testing the Permanent Income Hypothesis: The Evidence from Canadian Data," Canadian Journal of Economics, Canadian Economics Association, vol. 24(3), pages 563-577, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:cje:issued:v:24:y:1991:i:3:p:563-77
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    1. Joseph P. Dejuan & John J. Seater & Tony S. Wirjanto, 2010. "Testing the Stochastic Implications of the Permanent Income Hypothesis Using Canadian Provincial Data," Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Department of Economics, University of Oxford, vol. 72(1), pages 89-108, February.
    2. KARGI, Bilal, 2014. "Türkiye Ekonomisinde Sürekli Gelir Hipotezine İlişkin Kanıtlar: Zaman Serileri Analizi (2004-2012)
      [Evidence for Turkey's Economy Permanent Income Hypothesis: Time Series Analysis (2004-2012)]
      ," MPRA Paper 55696, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    3. Luis Zambrano Sequín & Matías Riutort & Rafael Muñoz & Juan Carlos Guevara, 1998. "El ahorro privado en Venezuela: Tendencias y determinantes," Research Department Publications 3021, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department.

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