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How do households allocate their assets? Stylised facts from the Eurosystem household finance and consumption survey

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  • Mathä, Thomas Y.
  • Savignac, Frédérique
  • Vermeulen, Philip
  • Schmidt, Tobias
  • Bartiloro, Laura
  • Fessler, Pirmin
  • Lindner, Peter
  • Schürz, Martin
  • Arrondel, Luc
  • Rampazzi, Cristiana

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Using the first wave of the Eurosystem Household Finance and Consumption Survey (HFCS), a large micro-level dataset on households JEL Classification: D1, D3

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  • Mathä, Thomas Y. & Savignac, Frédérique & Vermeulen, Philip & Schmidt, Tobias & Bartiloro, Laura & Fessler, Pirmin & Lindner, Peter & Schürz, Martin & Arrondel, Luc & Rampazzi, Cristiana, 2014. "How do households allocate their assets? Stylised facts from the Eurosystem household finance and consumption survey," Working Paper Series 1722, European Central Bank.
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    Keywords

    cross-country comparisons; household financial decisions; individual portfolio choice; real and financial assets;
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    JEL classification:

    • D1 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior
    • D3 - Microeconomics - - Distribution

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