The Economics of Consumption: Theory and Evidence by Tullio JappelliThe Economics of Consumption: Theory and Evidence by Tullio Jappelli

The Economics of Consumption: Theory and Evidence

byTullio Jappelli, Luigi Pistaferri

Paperback | October 13, 2017

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Consumption decisions are crucial determinants of business cycles and growth. Knowledge of how consumers respond to the economic environment and how they react to the risks that they encounter during the life-cycle is therefore important for evaluating stabilization policies and theeffectiveness of fiscal packages implemented in response to economic downturns or financial crises. In The Economics of Consumption, Tullio Jappelli and Luigi Pistaferri provide a comprehensive examination of the most important developments in the field of consumption decisions and evaluate economic models against empirical evidence. The first part of the book provides the basic ingredients ofeconomic models of consumption decisions. The central part reviews the empirical literature on the effect of income and wealth changes on consumption and on the relevance of precautionary saving and credit market imperfections. The last chapters extend the basic framework to such important areas asbequests, leisure, lifetime uncertainty, and financial sophistication.Jappelli and Pistaferri shed light on important issues, including how consumption responds to changes in economic resources, how economic circumstances and consumers' characteristics influence behavior, and whether consumption inequality depends on income shocks and their persistence.
Tullio Jappelli is Professor of Economics and Chairman of the Department of Economics and Statistics at the University of Naples Federico II, a Research Fellow of the Center for Economics and Finance (CSEF) and of CEPR. Luigi Pistaferri is a Professor of Economics at Stanford University, a Research Fellow of NBER, CEPR, the "Ralph Land...
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Title:The Economics of Consumption: Theory and EvidenceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.68 inPublished:October 13, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199383154

ISBN - 13:9780199383153

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