Wharton Research Scholars Journal

Document Type

Journal Article

Date of this Version

April 2005

Abstract

How strongly does consumption respond to changes in wealth? Is the response to housing wealth different than the response to stock market wealth? Policymakers are currently very interested in the magnitudes of such wealth effects, in light of the recent boom and crash in stock prices and the current strength in housing prices. We are trying to estimate the propensity to consume out of various types of wealth and are updating previous studies using time-series data at the national level.

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Date Posted: 05 October 2006

This document has been peer reviewed.