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On the Concavity of the Consumption Function with a Quadratic Utility under Liquidity Constraints

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  • Shin-Ichi Nishiyama
  • Ryo Kato

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This paper demonstrates the concavity of the consumption function of infinitely living households under liquidity constraints who are not prudent - i.e. with a quadratic utility. The concavity of the consumption function is closely related to the 3-convexity of the value function.

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  • Shin-Ichi Nishiyama & Ryo Kato, 2011. "On the Concavity of the Consumption Function with a Quadratic Utility under Liquidity Constraints," TERG Discussion Papers 274, Graduate School of Economics and Management, Tohoku University.
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    1. Deaton, Angus, 1991. "Saving and Liquidity Constraints," Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 59(5), pages 1221-1248, September.
    2. Christopher D. Carroll & Miles S. Kimball, 2001. "Liquidity Constraints and Precautionary Saving," NBER Working Papers 8496, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
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    1. Gong, Liutang & Zhong, Ruquan & Zou, Heng-fu, 2012. "On the concavity of the consumption function with the time varying discount rate," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 117(1), pages 99-101.

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