Saving behavior under the influence of income risk: An experimental study

Tomoki Kitamura, Yasuhiro Yonezawa, Munenori Nakasato

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Individual subjects are experimentally tested for precautionary saving. We use a simplified experimental framework and decision supporting tool to show that subject's consumption is consistent with precautionary saving. We find that subjects overact in changing current income. However, those over-reactions cancel each other, and subject's consumption behavior is close to the optimal solutions on average.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)967-974
Number of pages8
JournalEconomics Bulletin
Volume30
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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Experimental study
Income risk
Precautionary saving
Saving behavior
Overreaction
Consumption behavior
Income
Optimal solution

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Saving behavior under the influence of income risk : An experimental study. / Kitamura, Tomoki; Yonezawa, Yasuhiro; Nakasato, Munenori.

In: Economics Bulletin, Vol. 30, No. 2, 2010, p. 967-974.

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Kitamura, Tomoki ; Yonezawa, Yasuhiro ; Nakasato, Munenori. / Saving behavior under the influence of income risk : An experimental study. In: Economics Bulletin. 2010 ; Vol. 30, No. 2. pp. 967-974.
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