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Consumption habits and labor supply

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Models with habit formation in consumption have proved useful in understanding a number of macroeconomic features. The key finding of this paper is that, when households can use their labor supply to smooth consumption, habit formation worsens a dynamic model's response to both monetary and technology shocks. Some of the counterfactual implications of a model with habit formation can be rectified by introducing credit constrained households.

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  • Graham, Liam, 2008. "Consumption habits and labor supply," Journal of Macroeconomics, Elsevier, vol. 30(1), pages 382-395, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jmacro:v:30:y:2008:i:1:p:382-395
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