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Optimal Saving with Additive and Multiplicative Background Risk

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  • Lionel, ARTIGE

    (Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (Spain))

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We study optimal saving when incomes are certain and risk bears on consumption. A key finding is that, with CARA utility and additive uncertain consumption, or CRRA utility and multiplicative consumption, risk-averse individuals do not form precautionary saving as in the standard theory of saving under uncertainty.

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  • Lionel, ARTIGE, 2004. "Optimal Saving with Additive and Multiplicative Background Risk," Discussion Papers (IRES - Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales) 2004030, Université catholique de Louvain, Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales (IRES).
  • Handle: RePEc:ctl:louvir:2004030
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    Keywords

    Consumption; risk-aversion; saving; uncertainty;

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    • D8 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty
    • D9 - Microeconomics - - Micro-Based Behavioral Economics

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