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Models For Household Portfolios And Life-Cycle Allocations In The Presence Of Labour Income And Longevity Risk

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  • Costanza Torricelli

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Campbell (2006) stressed the two main challenges of household finance: empirical analyses that highlight how households do invest (i.e. positive household finance) have important measurement problems, while suggestions about how investments should be made (i.e. normative household finance) encounter modelling problems. In this latter connection the final aim of this paper is to highlight the modelling requirements necessary to analyse the impact of household-specific risks on their portfolios, with special focus on the financial segment. To this end, after an overview of household portfolio theory, special emphasis is given to models incorporating two increasingly more important risks for the household: labour income and longevity risks. The paper concludes with some research directions.

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  • Costanza Torricelli, 2009. "Models For Household Portfolios And Life-Cycle Allocations In The Presence Of Labour Income And Longevity Risk," Centro Studi di Banca e Finanza (CEFIN) (Center for Studies in Banking and Finance) 09033, Universita di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Dipartimento di Economia "Marco Biagi".
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    1. Costanza Torricelli & Maria Cesira Urzì Brancati & Marco Santantonio, 2016. "Does Homeownership Partly Explain Low Participation in Supplementary Pension Schemes?," Economic Notes, Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena SpA, vol. 45(2), pages 179-203, July.
    2. Elisabetta Gualandri & Valeria Venturelli, 2013. "The financing of Italian firms and the credit crunch: findings and exit strategies," Centro Studi di Banca e Finanza (CEFIN) (Center for Studies in Banking and Finance) 13101, Universita di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Dipartimento di Economia "Marco Biagi".
    3. C. Pederzoli & C. Torricelli, 2013. "Efficiency and unbiasedness of corn futures markets: new evidence across the financial crisis," Applied Financial Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 23(24), pages 1853-1863, December.
    4. Stefano Cosma & Elisabetta Gualandri, 2014. "The sovereign debt crisis: the impact on the intermediation model of Italian banks," BANCARIA, Bancaria Editrice, vol. 2, pages 48-60, February.
    5. Chiara Pederzoli & Costanza Torricelli, 2010. "A parsimonious default prediction model for Italian SMEs," Centro Studi di Banca e Finanza (CEFIN) (Center for Studies in Banking and Finance) 10061, Universita di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Dipartimento di Economia "Marco Biagi".

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    Keywords

    household financial portfolios; life-cycle consumption and saving; labour income risk; longevity risks; annuities;

    JEL classification:

    • D1 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior
    • D91 - Microeconomics - - Micro-Based Behavioral Economics - - - Role and Effects of Psychological, Emotional, Social, and Cognitive Factors on Decision Making
    • G11 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Portfolio Choice; Investment Decisions
    • J11 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Demographic Trends, Macroeconomic Effects, and Forecasts
    • J31 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials

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