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Wealth effects in the euro area

Cinzia Guerrieri and Caterina Mendicino ()

No 2157, Working Paper Series from European Central Bank

Abstract: How sizable is the wealth effect on consumption in euro area countries? To address this question, we use newly available harmonized euro area wealth data and the methodology in Carroll et al. (2011b). We find that the marginal propensity to consume out of total wealth averaged across the largest euro area economies is around 3 cents per euro, with a marginal propensity to consume out of financial wealth significantly larger than of housing wealth. Country-group estimates document no significant differences between the largest economies and the rest of the sample. In contrast, remarkable differences emerge between periphery and core countries. JEL Classification: C22, E21, E32, E44

Keywords: consumption dynamics; financial assets; households wealth; wealth effects (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2018-06
Note: 1774743
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