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Precautionary Saving and the Notion of Ambiguity Prudence

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  • Loïc Berger

This letter develops a set of simple conditions under which an individual iswilling to save an extra amount of money due to the presence of ambiguity onits second period wealth. This extra precautionary saving motive is naturallyassociated to the notion of ambiguity prudence.

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Paper provided by ULB -- Universite Libre de Bruxelles in its series Working Papers ECARES with number ECARES 2013-42.

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Length: 11 p.
Date of creation: Nov 2013
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Handle: RePEc:eca:wpaper:2013/151853
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