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Testing the Cross-Section Implications of Friedman's Permanent Income Hypothesis

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  • Joseph DeJuan

    (Department of Economics, University of Waterloo)

  • John Seater

    (Department of Economics, North Carolina State University)

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We use modern household data and econometric methods to conduct some of the original tests of the Permanent Income Hypothesis (PIH) suggested and used by Friedman (1957). The data and methods are superior to those available to Friedman, allowing us to refine Friedman’s tests and perform tests he could not do. The results provide overall but not universal support for PIH.

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  • Joseph DeJuan & John Seater, 2004. "Testing the Cross-Section Implications of Friedman's Permanent Income Hypothesis," Working Papers 04003, University of Waterloo, Department of Economics, revised Jan 2004.
  • Handle: RePEc:wat:wpaper:04003
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