Tuomas, Malinen
(2011):
*Inequality and savings: a reassesment of the relationship in cointegrated panels.*

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## Abstract

The effect of income inequality on savings and consumption has remained an open empirical issue despite several decades of research. Results obtained in this study indicate that income inequality and private consumption are both I(1) nonstationary variables that are cointegrated, and inequality has had a negative effect on private consumption in Central-European and Nordic countries. Results for Anglo-Saxon countries are inconclusive. These findings suggest that previous empirical research may have produced biased results on the effect of inequality on savings by assuming that inequality would be a stationary variable.

Item Type: | MPRA Paper |
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Original Title: | Inequality and savings: a reassesment of the relationship in cointegrated panels |

Language: | English |

Keywords: | Panel cointegration, top 1% income share, private consumption, gross savings |

Subjects: | C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C2 - Single Equation Models ; Single Variables > C23 - Panel Data Models ; Spatio-temporal Models C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C2 - Single Equation Models ; Single Variables > C22 - Time-Series Models ; Dynamic Quantile Regressions ; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models ; Diffusion Processes E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E2 - Consumption, Saving, Production, Investment, Labor Markets, and Informal Economy > E21 - Consumption ; Saving ; Wealth |

Item ID: | 33350 |

Depositing User: | Tuomas Malinen |

Date Deposited: | 13 Sep 2011 12:56 |

Last Modified: | 26 Sep 2019 18:42 |

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URI: | https://mpra.ub.uni-muenchen.de/id/eprint/33350 |