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Euler equation with habits and measurement errors: estimates on Russian micro data

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  • Irina Khvostova

    () (National Research University Higher School of Economics)

  • Alexander Larin

    () (National Research University Higher School of Economics)

  • Anna Novak

    () (National Research University Higher School of Economics)

Abstract

This paper presents estimates for the consumption Euler equation for Russia. The estimation is based on micro-level panel data and accounts for the preference heterogeneity, measurement errors, and the impact of macroeconomic shocks. The presence of multiplicative habits is checked with the LM-test in a GMM framework. We obtain estimates of the elasticity of intertemporal substitution and of the subjective discount factor, which are consistent with the theoretical model and can be used for calibration, as well as for a Bayesian estimation of DSGE models for the Russian economy. We also show that the effects of habit formation are not significant. The hypotheses on habits (external, internal, and both external and internal) are not supported by the data

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  • Irina Khvostova & Alexander Larin & Anna Novak, 2014. "Euler equation with habits and measurement errors: estimates on Russian micro data," HSE Working papers WP BRP 52/EC/2014, National Research University Higher School of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:hig:wpaper:52/ec/2014
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    1. Andrey G. Shulgin, 2015. "Monetary Regime Choice and Optimal Credit Rationing at the Official Rate: The Case of Russia," HSE Working papers WP BRP 103/EC/2015, National Research University Higher School of Economics.
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    Keywords

    household consumption; Euler equation; habit formation; elasticity of intertemporal substitution; RLMS-HSE;

    JEL classification:

    • E21 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Consumption; Saving; Wealth
    • C23 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models

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