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Comments on \\"Understanding global imbalances\\" by Richard Cooper

In short, Cooper tells us not to worry about our current account or its underlying causes. I have a much darker and, I believe, more accurate view of our current account deficit. While I agree with much of what Cooper says, I disagree most strongly with his central thesis that the current account portends no major problem. To the contrary, the current account is symptomatic of a longterm generational policy that has been slowly, but surely driving our nation broke. When the last straw hits the camel?s back, which could happen any day now, we?re going to see the bond and stock markets crash, ...
Conference Series ; [Proceedings] , Volume 51

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Does means-testing welfare discourage saving? Evidence from the National Longitudinal Survey of Women

An empirical test of AFDC's asset limit, finding that after correcting for the potential endogeneity of policy, a $1 difference in limits implies a difference in potential AFDC recipients' wealth of 30 cents. ; This paper uses a stochastic cost frontier to examine the scale economies, cost efficiencies, and technological change of three payments instruments--check, automated clearinghouse (ACH) transfers, and Fedwire processing--provided by the Federal Reserve over the period 1990-94.
Working Papers (Old Series) , Paper 9519

Housing and the economic recovery

Remarks at the New Jersey Bankers Association Economic Forum, Iselin, New Jersey.
Speech , Paper 73

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Kemp-Roth and saving

FRBSF Economic Letter

Working Paper
Loss aversion in a consumption/savings model

Psychological evidence indicates that a person's well-being depends not only on his current consumption of goods, but on a reference level determined by his past consumption. According to Kahneman and Tversky's (1979) prospect theory, people care much more about losses relative to their reference points than about gains, are risk-averse over gains, and risk-loving over losses. We define these characteristics as loss aversion. We incorporate an extended form of loss aversion into a simple two-period savings model. Our main conclusion is that, when there is sufficient income uncertainty, a ...
International Finance Discussion Papers , Paper 492

Conference Paper
Financial education and retirement savings

Proceedings , Paper 882

Journal Article
Impervious saving behavior

FRBSF Economic Letter

U.S. saving

A speech at the CFA Society of Nebraska, Omaha, Neb., Feb. 15, 2007
Speech , Paper 111

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Household wealth composition: the impact of capital gains

New England Economic Review , Issue Nov , Pages 26-39



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