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Measuring high-frequency income risk from low-frequency data

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  • Klein, Paul
  • Telyukova, Irina A.

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We estimate a monthly income process using annual longitudinal household-level income data, in order to understand the nature of income risk faced by households at high frequency, and to provide an input for models that wish to study household decision-making at higher frequency than available data. At both frequencies, idiosyncratic earnings shocks have a highly persistent component. At monthly frequency, transitory shocks account for most of the earnings variance; at annual frequency, the persistent component is dominant. We apply our estimates in the context of a standard incomplete-market model, and show that decision-making frequency per se makes a small difference.

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  • Klein, Paul & Telyukova, Irina A., 2013. "Measuring high-frequency income risk from low-frequency data," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Elsevier, vol. 37(3), pages 535-542.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:dyncon:v:37:y:2013:i:3:p:535-542
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jedc.2012.10.002
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    1. Gustavsson, Magnus & Österholm, Pär, 2014. "Does the labor-income process contain a unit root? Evidence from individual-specific time series," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Elsevier, vol. 47(C), pages 152-167.
    2. Tobias Broer & Marek Kapicka & Paul Klein, 2017. "Consumption Risk Sharing with Private Information and Limited Enforcement," Review of Economic Dynamics, Elsevier for the Society for Economic Dynamics, vol. 23, pages 170-190, January.
    3. Tobias Broer & Marek Kapicka & Paul Klein, 2017. "Consumption Risk Sharing with Private Information and Limited Enforcement," Review of Economic Dynamics, Elsevier for the Society for Economic Dynamics, vol. 23, pages 170-190, January.
    4. Michio Suzuki, 2016. "Understanding The Costs Of Consumer Durable Adjustments," Economic Inquiry, Western Economic Association International, vol. 54(3), pages 1561-1573, July.

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    Keywords

    Idiosyncratic income uncertainty; Frequency; Estimation;

    JEL classification:

    • E21 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Consumption; Saving; Wealth
    • E24 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Employment; Unemployment; Wages; Intergenerational Income Distribution; Aggregate Human Capital; Aggregate Labor Productivity

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