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Consumption-Saving Investigation: United States

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  • Jamie Emerson

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This paper uses historical data from the United States to investigate the simple Keynesian consumption-income relationship. When structural breaks are taken into account, the theory of the simple Keynesian consumption function performs quite well in describing what is seen in the US data. Students and instructors of macroeconomic theory should be interested in these results, which demonstrate that the simple Keynesian consumption function does indeed perform quite well as a first approximation of the consumption-income relationship.

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  • Jamie Emerson, 2011. "Consumption-Saving Investigation: United States," Journal for Economic Educators, Middle Tennessee State University, Business and Economic Research Center, vol. 11(1), pages 39-46, Summer.
  • Handle: RePEc:mts:jrnlee:v:11:y:2011:i:1:p:39-46
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    1. Onanuga, Abayomi & Oshinloye, Michael & Onanuga, Olaronke, 2015. "Income and Household Consumption Expenditure in Nigeria," MPRA Paper 83334, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 30 Apr 2015.
    2. Ryu-ichiro Murota & Yoshiyasu Ono, 2015. "Fiscal Policy under Long-run Stagnation: A New Interpretation of the Multiplier Effect," ISER Discussion Paper 0937, Institute of Social and Economic Research, Osaka University.
    3. Murota, Ryu-ichiro & Ono, Yoshiyasu, 2015. "Fiscal policy under deflationary gap and long-run stagnation: Reinterpretation of Keynesian multipliers," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 51(C), pages 596-603.

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    Keywords

    consumption function; Keynesian; cointegration; structural change;

    JEL classification:

    • E12 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - General Aggregative Models - - - Keynes; Keynesian; Post-Keynesian
    • E21 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Consumption; Saving; Wealth
    • A22 - General Economics and Teaching - - Economic Education and Teaching of Economics - - - Undergraduate

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