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Income uncertainty in life cycle models.

James Pemberton

Income uncertainty in life cycle models.

by James Pemberton

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Published by University of Reading. Department of Economics in Reading .
Written in English


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SeriesDiscussion papers in quantitative economics and computing. Series E vol.11 (1993/94) / University of Reading -- No.13
ContributionsUniversity of Reading. Department of Economics.
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Open LibraryOL21963536M

  In this paper, we solve a lifecycle consumption model using a calibrated income process that matches the results in Feigenbaum and Li (). In that paper they measure income uncertainty as the variance of income forecasting errors at different ages and over different time by:   This paper examines how labor income volatility and social security benefits influence life-cycle household portfolios. We examine how much the individual saves, and where, taking into account liquid financial wealth and annuities, and stocks versus bonds. Higher labor income uncertainty and lower old-age benefits boost demand for stable income in retirement, but also when by:

  Their estimates of life cycle income uncertainty are appreciably lower than those in the existing literature, which implies a flatter consumption profile over the life cycle. 1 This article extends the analysis of Feigenbaum and Li () with a focus on how household income uncertainty has evolved over time since the early s, instead of Cited by: 3. Much of the empirical work on labor supply ignores life cycle theory, and practically none of it admits the possibility that consumers are uncertain about future events. A natural question that arises concerns the implications of these factors when evaluating and interpreting estimates of wage and income effects found in the existing literature.

ability) into a standard life cycle model with portfolio choice. Agents face labor income risk but do not have access to a complete set of contingent claims. They have access to two savings instruments only: a risk-free bond and a stock that pays off a higher average return with uncertainty (equity premium). The key is that agents do not have. B. The Kuznets Paradox Keynes called the relationship between aggregate consumption and current disposa-ble income the “propensity to consume.” He gave names to two measures of the sensi-tivity of consumption to income. The average propensity to consume (APC) is the ratio of.


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Income uncertainty in life cycle models by James Pemberton Download PDF EPUB FB2

JEL classification: D91 Keywords." Income uncertainty; Life cycle; Consumption function 1. Introduction Determining the proper measure of the degree of labour-income uncertainty is a difficult task (Caballero,p. In stochastic life cycles models, uncertainty about future income is an important influence on consumption by: 6.

stock” version than by the traditional version of the Life Cycle/Permanent Income Hypothesis (LC/PIH) model. Buffer-stock behavior emerges if consumers with important income uncertainty are sufficiently impatient. In the traditional model, consumption growth is determined solely by tastes; in contrast, buffer-stock consumers.

Downloadable. Several models of economic behavior currently compete for an explanation of individual wealth accumulation. However, most focus upon a very limited set of saving motives. In this paper we build a general model of economic behavior, set in a stochastic environment, which incorporates multiple motives and which yields closed form solutions for wealth accumulation and consumption.

Introduction to life cycle models with idiosyncratic uncertainty Niku Määttänen ETLA and HECER Febru 1 Introduction This note describes two versions of a stohastic life cycle savings model and discusses related computational issues.

For pedagogical reasons, the first model (the basic model) is very parsimonious. Downloadable. Uninsurable income risk is often cited as an explanation for empirical deviations from the Lifecycle/Permanent-Income Hypothesis such as the observation that the life-cycle profile of mean consumption is hump-shaped.

Most methods used for estimating income uncertainty essentially measure the cross-sectional variance of a subpopulation rather than the true uncertainty or riskiness.

Life-cycle models attribute this variation to differences ill time preference rates, risk tolerance, exposure to uncertainty, relative tastes for work and leisure at advanced ages, and income. This Income uncertainty in life cycle models. book introduces and develops the basic actuarial models and underlying pricing of life-contingent pension annuities and life insurance from a unique financial perspective.

The ideas and techniques are then applied to the real-world problem of generating sustainable retirement income towards the end of the human by:   The labor market has become more flexible, the generosity of the welfare state decreases and retirement benefits are under pressure due to population aging and the financial crisis.

More freedom of choice in the pension domain is a topic of discussion. At the same time, housing prices dropped and changes in the health and long-term care insurance system increase care related payments for.

Get this from a library. Separating uncertainty from heterogeneity in life cycle earnings. [Flavio Cunha; James J Heckman; Salvador Navarro-Lozano; National Bureau of Economic Research.] -- "This paper develops and applies a method for decomposing cross section variability of earnings into components that are forecastable at the time students decide to go to college (heterogeneity) and.

The Effect of Uncertain Labor Income and Social Security on Life-cycle Portfolios Risky labor income and pension payouts are key determinants of retirement wellbeing and investment behavior over the life-cycle.

In the past, defined benefit (DB) pension plans and social security benefits provided a substantial and relatively stable component of. The Calculus of Retirement Income: Financial Models for Pension Annuities and Life Insurance - Kindle edition by Milevsky, Moshe A.

Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading The Calculus of Retirement Income: Financial Models for Pension Annuities and Life Insurance/5(9). Family relationships uncertainty and Social network uncertainty is reduced.

Conclusion. In the last two decades of my life, the uncertainty that has grown the most around me in Income Uncertainty.

I used to hear about this topic rarely in social events now it has reached me and my inner most circle of. Income uncertainty in life cycle models. By J Pemberton and Reading Univ. (United Kingdom). Centre for Quantitative Economics and Computing.

Abstract. SIGLEGBUnited Kingdo Topics: 12C - Applied mathematics, 05D - Economics, economic theory. Year: OAI identifier. Given plausible empirical parameters of income uncertainty and consumer risk aversion, precautionary savings are calculated to comprise over half of total life cycle : Patti J.

Fisher. types of income shock, while introducing uncertainty into the model The second is statistical: At least for the US and for the UK the variance of income increases over the life cycle (seeFig.

3, which uses consumption data from the CEX and income data from the PSID). This, together with the increasing life cycle variance of consumption File Size: 2MB. cumulative income risks over the life cycle compared to existing results in the literature.

Second, our approach allows us to study how income uncertainty evolves over the life cycle. For a given age in the future, we consistently find, as one would expect, that uncer-tainty about income diminishes as the consumer approaches this age.

The models considered in this book until now treat consumption in a very simple way. In the Solow model, individuals save a constant fraction of their income. In the main short-run model,people consume aconstant fraction ofpotential output. Inthis chapter, we developwhat might be called the neoclassical consumption model.

In-File Size: KB. Abstract. I investigate a dynamic life-cycle strategic asset allocation and consumption problem under model uncertainty, where both inflation rate and income growth rate are assumed to be estimated with : Sally Shen.

A life cycle model with “uncertainty within periods” and its consequences. To modify the life cycle formulation, first write v τ (s)=(v τ−1 (s), ṽ τ (s)), with ṽ τ (s) the variables in the information set of period τ, but not in the information set of period τ−1.

If τ=1, we define ṽ 1 (s)=v 1 (s).Author: Bertrand Melenberg. The surprisingly low importance of income uncertainty for precaution Scott L.

Fulford and is now nearly ubiquitous in household savings and consumption models that incorporate uncertainty.1 1Precaution been used in explanations of such diverse phenomena as why consumption tracks income over the life-cycle (Attanasio et al. NBER Program(s):Economics of Aging, Labor Studies, Public Economics This paper examines how labor income volatility and social security benefits can influence lifecycle household portfolios.

We examine how much the individual optimally saves and where, taking into account liquid financial wealth and annuities, and stocks as well as bonds.life-cycle model with age-varying labor income risk can successfully address all three puz-zles.

Young workers, on average asset poor, face larger uncertainty in their life-time labor income because they do not have a perfect knowledge of their career prospects and also because they face a Cited by: 1.A Nonparametric Characterization of Income Uncertainty over the Lifecycle James Feigenbaum and Geng Liyz J Abstract We propose a novel nonparametric approach to estimate household income uncertainty at various future horizons, and to characterize how income uncertainty evolves over the lifecycle.

Our method acknowledges.