Household Choices in Equilibrium
This paper is an empirical investigation of equilibrium restrictions on household consumption and male labor supply. It exploits a simple factor structure, rationalized by two assumptions, that household allocations are Pareto optimal and that the labor market is competitive. The paper estimates household preferences, and tests how well this parsimonious factor structure represents panel data on married couples and time series data on asset returns. Most of the estimates are roughly comparable to those found in previous work; no evidence against the simple factor representation is found and the intertemporal capital asset pricing model is not rejected. Copyright 1990 by The Econometric Society.
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Volume (Year): 58 (1990)
Issue (Month): 3 (May)
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