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Asset pricing, habit memory, and the labor market

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This article studies the asset pricing and the business cycle implications of habit formation in a production economy with capital adjustment costs and endogenous labour supply. A specification of internal habit in the mix of consumption and leisure which minimizes the wealth effect on labour supply is introduced into an otherwise standard real business cycle model. This mechanism enhances the model's ability to explain asset pricing puzzles. JEL Classification: G12, E32, J22

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  • Jaccard, Ivan, 2010. "Asset pricing, habit memory, and the labor market," Working Paper Series 1163, European Central Bank.
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    Keywords

    adjustment costs; equity premium puzzle; labour supply;
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    JEL classification:

    • E10 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - General Aggregative Models - - - General
    • E20 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - General (includes Measurement and Data)
    • G12 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Asset Pricing; Trading Volume; Bond Interest Rates

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