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Observations: easy money?

How coupon clippers help the rest of us pay less for our cereal.
Regional Review , Issue Q 1 , Pages 1-2

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Consumer attitudes: king for a day

Economic Review , Issue Jul , Pages 1-15

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Stockholding behavior of U.S. households: evidence from the 1983-89 Survey of Consumer Finances

Most households persistently invest in riskless assets but not stocks, and may do so because they perceive the information required for market participation to be costly relative to expected benefits. In a CCAPM, increased risk aversion, income risk, and lower resources reduce the information expense sufficient to deter stockholding. Bivariate probit analysis using the 1983-89 Survey of Consumer Finances shows that households with lower risk aversion, higher education, and greater wealth who were nonstockholders in 1983 had an increased conditional probability of entering by 1989, while 1983 ...
International Finance Discussion Papers , Paper 558

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Surveys of liquid asset holdings

Federal Reserve Bulletin , Issue Sep

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Preliminary findings of the 1954 survey of consumer finances

Federal Reserve Bulletin , Issue Mar , Pages 246-249

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Changes in the use of transaction accounts and cash from 1984 to 1986

Federal Reserve Bulletin , Issue Mar , Pages 179-196

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1955 survey of consumer finances: housing arrangements of consumers

Federal Reserve Bulletin , Issue Aug

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Habit formation in consumer preferences: evidence from panel data

Working Paper Series / Economic Activity Section , Paper 143

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Inflation taxes, financial intermediation, and home production

This paper examines the incidence and welfare costs of inflation in the presence of financial market frictions and home production. The results suggest that financing constraints on firms' working capital expenditures significantly increase the welfare costs relative to the standard Cooley-Hansen (1989) cash-in-advance framework. These costs are reduced, but remain above those computed by Cooley and Hansen, when a financial intermediary is introduced that engages in asset transformation by creating liquid, interest-bearing deposit accounts and uses the proceeds to finance working capital ...
Working Paper Series , Paper 2001-04

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Stock market wealth and consumer spending

This paper investigates the effects of stock market wealth on consumer spending. Traditional macroeconometric models estimate that a dollar's increase in stock market wealth boosts consumer spending by 3-7 cents per year. With the substantial 1990s rise in stock prices, the nature and magnitude of this "wealth effect" have been much debated. After describing the issues and reviewing previous research, I present new evidence from the SRC Surveys of Consumers. The survey results are broadly consistent with lifecycle saving and a modest wealth effect: Most stockholders reported no appreciable ...
Finance and Economics Discussion Series , Paper 1998-20

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