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The interest rate elasticity of aggregate consumption : a time varying parameter approach

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The aim of this note is to examine whether the empirically documented positive interest rate elasticity of aggregate consumption in Finland is an artefact due to the previously widespread credit rationing. The aim is carried out using a novel time valying parameter approach and data from the period 1960-1989. The empirical evidence lendsfurther support for apositive interest rate elasticity of aggregate consumption. The elasticity seems to have increased over time, especially in recent years. To some extent, this mirrors a gradual easening up of credit rationing, which has been particularly rapid in recent years.

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  • Christian C. Starck, 1991. "The interest rate elasticity of aggregate consumption : a time varying parameter approach," Finnish Economic Papers, Finnish Economic Association, vol. 4(2), pages 142-153, Autumn.
  • Handle: RePEc:fep:journl:v:4:y:1991:i:2:p:142-153
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