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Euler consumption equation with non-separable preferences over consumption and leisure and collateral constraints

Juha Kilponen ()

No 9/2009, Research Discussion Papers from Bank of Finland

Abstract: This paper derives and estimates an aggregate Euler consumption equation which allows one to compare the importance of collateral constraints and non-separability of consumption and leisure as alternative sources of excess sensitivity of consumption to current income. Estimation results suggest that during a severe financial distress both non-separability and collateral constraints are needed to capture excess sensitivity of consumption to current economic conditions. During more tranquil times, evidence on collateral effects is more limited and non-separability is sufficient to make the Euler consumption equation agree well with the data. Keywords housing, financial distress, excess sensitivity of consumption JEL classification numbers E21, E32, E44

JEL-codes: E21 E32 E44 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2009-03-08
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