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The stationarity of consumption–income ratios: Evidence from bootstrapping confidence intervals

  • Fallahi, Firouz

We study the stationarity of consumption–income ratio (APC) in OECD countries. To that end, we use three different bootstrapping techniques to construct the 90% confidence intervals. The results show that the APC is non-stationary in most of the countries.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 115 (2012)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 137-140

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