Oxford Review of Economic Policy volume 17, issue 1, P1-19 2001 DOI: 10.1093/oxrep/17.1.1 View full text
O. Attanasio, J Banks

Abstract: In this assessment we discuss the issues raised by the papers in this issue of the Oxford Review of Economic Policy in the context of economic models of household consumption and saving. We also provide a discussion of what we consider to be some important areas in the current debate surrounding theories and evidence regarding saving behaviour. We highlight the differences that arise from considering partial, as opposed to general, equilibrium models, and in looking at developed, as opposed to developing count…

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