Optimal consumption under uncertainty, liquidity constraints, and bounded rationality
I study how boundedly rational agents can learn the solution to an infinite horizon optimal consumption problem under uncertainty and liquidity constraints. I present conditions for the existence of an optimal linear consumption rule and characterize it. Additionally, I use an empirically plausible theory of learning to generate a class of adaptive learning algorithms that converges to the optimal rule. This provides an adaptive and boundedly rational foundation to neoclassical consumption theory.
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- Loomes, Graham & Sugden, Robert, 1982. "Regret Theory: An Alternative Theory of Rational Choice under Uncertainty," Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 92(368), pages 805-24, December.
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