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Vermögenspreise und Konsum: Neue Erkenntnisse, amerikanische Erfahrungen und europäische Herausforderungen

  • Illing, Gerhard
  • Klüh, Ulrich

The article illustrates how the integration of modern theory of finance and stochastic dynamic macroeconomic analysis provides a deeper understanding of the link between asset prices and consumption. It shows that this approach gives only a partial explanation for recent trends in US consumption. Comparing wealth effects in Anglo-Saxon countries with continental Europe, the article provides a perspective of the challenges for European monetary policy arising from wealth effects on consumption.

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Paper provided by University of Munich, Department of Economics in its series Munich Reprints in Economics with number 19509.

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Date of creation: 2005
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Publication status: Published in Perspektiven der Wirtschaftspolitik 1 6(2005): pp. 1-22
Handle: RePEc:lmu:muenar:19509
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