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Consumption and habit formation when time horizon is finite

  • Angelini, Viola

This paper provides a closed-form solution under labour uncertainty for optimal consumption and the value function in a finite horizon life-cycle model with habit persistence.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 103 (2009)
Issue (Month): 2 (May)
Pages: 113-116

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