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Marginal Propensity to Consume for a Sample of Kansas Farms


  • Langemeier, Michael R.
  • Snider, Lindsey


This paper examined the marginal propensity to consume (MPC) for a sample of Kansas farms. Sensitivity of estimated MPCs to the use of accrual net farm income, net cash farm income, and the inclusion of off-farm income was also examined. Results yielded a range of short-run MPCs from 0.011 to 0.015. Statistical tests suggested that the income coefficients used to compute short-run MPCs were not statistically different.

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  • Langemeier, Michael R. & Snider, Lindsey, 2009. "Marginal Propensity to Consume for a Sample of Kansas Farms," 2009 Annual Meeting, January 31-February 3, 2009, Atlanta, Georgia 45971, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:saeana:45971

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    1. Gordon L. Carriker & Michael R. Langemeier & Ted C. Schroeder & Allen M. Featherstone, 1993. "Propensity to Consume Farm Family Disposable Income from Separate Sources," American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, vol. 75(3), pages 739-744.
    2. Martin Browning & Thomas F. Crossley, 2001. "The Life-Cycle Model of Consumption and Saving," Journal of Economic Perspectives, American Economic Association, vol. 15(3), pages 3-22, Summer.
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    Farm Consumption; Habit Persistence; Agricultural Finance; Farm Management; E21;

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    • E21 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Consumption; Saving; Wealth

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