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Understanding Consumption

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ISBN-10: 0198288247

ISBN-13: 9780198288244

Edition: N/A

Authors: Angus Deaton

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This book provides an overview of recent research on saving and consumption, a field in which substantial progress has been made over the last decade. Economists attempting to understand saving and consumption patterns have generated some of the best science in economics. For more than fifty years, there has been serious empirical and theoretical activity--never separating data, theory, and policy as has happened in many branches of economics. Research has drawn microeconomists interested in household behavior, as well as macroeconomists, for whom the behavior of aggregate consumption has always occupied a central role in explaining aggregate fluctuations. Econometricians have also made…    
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List price: $96.00
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/28/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.18" wide x 9.21" long x 0.59" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Angus Deaton is the Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of Economics and International Affairs in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Economics Department at Princeton University. His many books include "The Analysis of Household Surveys" and "Economics and Consumer Behavior". He is a past president of the American Economic Association.

Theoretical Foundations
Consumption, Growth, and Interest
Consumption and Permanent Income
the Volatility of Consumption
Macroeconomics and Microeconomics
New Directions: Beyond Permanent Income
Understanding Consumption
Index of Names
Index of Subjects