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New Evidence on Asset Location from the Survey of Consumer Finances

  • Yothin Jinjarak

    (Department of Financial and Management Studies, SOAS, University of London, London, UK)

  • Jie Zhou

    (Division of Economics, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Singapore, zhoujie@ntu.edu.sg)

This article provides new evidence on household asset location decisions using the latest Survey of Consumer Finances (SCF). The authors find that the difference between the equity share in tax-deferred accounts (TDAs) and the equity share in taxable accounts (TAs), a measure of asset location in the article, declined significantly after 2001. They also discuss potential explanations of the change in asset location.

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Volume (Year): 39 (2011)
Issue (Month): 4 (July)
Pages: 594-615

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