Optimal consumption choice with intolerance for declining standard of living
Duesenberry introduced the notion of a ratchet investor who does not tolerate any decline in her consumption rate. We connect the demand behavior of such an agent to the behavior of standard time-additive agents. A ratchet investor demands the running maximum of the optimal plan a conventional time-additive investor with lower initial wealth would choose.
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