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Consumption risk-sharing in Italy

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  • Antonello Scorcu

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This paper analyses the issue of consumption risk-sharing in the 20 Italian regions during the period 1983-94. The tests proposed allow for regional specific departures from the hypothesis of complete risk-sharing and for the existence of non-separabilities among groups of commodities. Empirical evidence suggests the rejection of the hypothesis of complete consumption risk-sharing.

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  • Antonello Scorcu, 1998. "Consumption risk-sharing in Italy," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 30(3), pages 407-414.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:applec:v:30:y:1998:i:3:p:407-414
    DOI: 10.1080/000368498325921
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    1. Attilio Gardini & Giuseppe Cavaliere & Luca Fanelli, 2005. "Risk Sharing, avversione al rischio e stabilizzazione delle economie regionali in Italia," Rivista di Politica Economica, SIPI Spa, vol. 95(3), pages 219-266, May-June.
    2. Cavaliere, Giuseppe & Fanelli, Luca & Gardini, Attilio, 2006. "Regional consumption dynamics and risk sharing in Italy," International Review of Economics & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 15(4), pages 525-542.
    3. Mario Menegatti, 2007. "Consumption and uncertainty: a panel analysis in Italian Regions," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 14(1), pages 39-42.
    4. A. Scorcu, 1997. "Contiguita' territoriale e shock sul consumo nelle regioni italiane," Working Papers 277, Dipartimento Scienze Economiche, Universita' di Bologna.

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