Economics at your fingertips  

Precautionary saving: A taxonomy of prudence

Marcos Vergara

Economics Letters, 2017, vol. 150, issue C, 18-20

Abstract: We extend Gunning (2010) by analyzing the effect of risk on saving. We derive a general prudence index that determines the threshold for the future risk that makes saving increase. We relate our results to the utility premium of Friedman–Savage.

Keywords: Precautionary saving; General prudence index; Utility premium (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D81 E21 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
Full text for ScienceDirect subscribers only

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link:

Access Statistics for this article

Economics Letters is currently edited by Economics Letters Editorial Office

More articles in Economics Letters from Elsevier
Series data maintained by Dana Niculescu ().

Page updated 2017-09-29
Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:150:y:2017:i:c:p:18-20