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Linear and nonlinear causality between changes in consumption and consumer attitudes

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  • Qiao, Zhuo
  • McAleer, Michael
  • Wong, Wing-Keung

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Adopting both linear and nonlinear Granger causality tests, we find consumer attitude indices of the University of Michigan's surveys are very useful in predicting consumption movements of the United States.

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  • Qiao, Zhuo & McAleer, Michael & Wong, Wing-Keung, 2009. "Linear and nonlinear causality between changes in consumption and consumer attitudes," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 102(3), pages 161-164, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:102:y:2009:i:3:p:161-164
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