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e61 Lounge Session with James Graham (University of Sydney) Re: Consumption Behavior Across the Distribution of Liquid Assets

28 February @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm AEDT

Free

Time & Location

Wednesday 28th February 2024, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
e61 Institute, Level 3/17-21 Bellevue Street Surry Hills NSW 2010, Australia | In-Person Event Only

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James Graham will be presenting on: Consumption Behavior Across the Distribution of Liquid Assets

Abstract

We study consumption responses to predictable income using transaction-level data from a U.S. financial institution. We find that consumption re-sponses are front-loaded to income receipt, decline moderately with liquidity, but are significant even for households with substantial liquid assets. To rationalize these facts, we develop a model of mental accounts in which consumption choices are partitioned across current income and current assets. Our calibration suggests households are moderately averse to dissaving out of assets, which generates the timing and distribution of consumption responses observed in the data. Finally, we explore implications of the model for the design of fiscal policy.

 

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Date:
28 February
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm AEDT
Cost:
Free

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e61 Institute
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e61 Institute
Level 3/17-21 Bellevue Street
Surry Hills, NSW 2010 Australia
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e61 Lounge Session with James Graham (University of Sydney) Re: Consumption Behavior Across the Distribution of Liquid Assets


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e61 Lounge Session with James Graham (University of Sydney) Re: Consumption Behavior Across the Distribution of Liquid Assets

28 February @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm AEDT

Free

Time & Location

Wednesday 28th February 2024, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
e61 Institute, Level 3/17-21 Bellevue Street Surry Hills NSW 2010, Australia | In-Person Event Only

About the event

James Graham will be presenting on: Consumption Behavior Across the Distribution of Liquid Assets

Abstract

We study consumption responses to predictable income using transaction-level data from a U.S. financial institution. We find that consumption re-sponses are front-loaded to income receipt, decline moderately with liquidity, but are significant even for households with substantial liquid assets. To rationalize these facts, we develop a model of mental accounts in which consumption choices are partitioned across current income and current assets. Our calibration suggests households are moderately averse to dissaving out of assets, which generates the timing and distribution of consumption responses observed in the data. Finally, we explore implications of the model for the design of fiscal policy.

 

Details

Date:
28 February
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm AEDT
Cost:
Free

Organizer

e61 Institute
Email
contact@e61.in
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Venue

e61 Institute
Level 3/17-21 Bellevue Street
Surry Hills, NSW 2010 Australia
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Time & Location

Wednesday 28th February 2024, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
e61 Institute, Level 3/17-21 Bellevue Street Surry Hills NSW 2010, Australia | In-Person Event Only

About the event

James Graham will be presenting on: Consumption Behavior Across the Distribution of Liquid Assets

Abstract

We study consumption responses to predictable income using transaction-level data from a U.S. financial institution. We find that consumption re-sponses are front-loaded to income receipt, decline moderately with liquidity, but are significant even for households with substantial liquid assets. To rationalize these facts, we develop a model of mental accounts in which consumption choices are partitioned across current income and current assets. Our calibration suggests households are moderately averse to dissaving out of assets, which generates the timing and distribution of consumption responses observed in the data. Finally, we explore implications of the model for the design of fiscal policy.

 

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e61 Lounge Session with Kristle Romero Cortés – UNSW re: How Perception Affects House Prices: Evidence from Failed Auctions

12 March @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm AEDT

Free

Time & Location

Tuesday 12th March 2024, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
e61 Institute, Level 3/17-21 Bellevue Street Surry Hills NSW 2010, Australia | In-Person Event Only

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Kristle Romero Cortés will be presenting on: How Perception Affects House Prices: Evidence from Failed Auctions

Abstract

In the Australian real estate market, about a third of properties are sold at auction. Properties that fail auctions sell later for a 1.3% discount. Consistent with a causal channel, the effect holds with property-level fixed effects and when auction failure is instrumented by adverse weather (rain). Prices cluster just below round numbers, and the discount fades over time, inconsistent with our effects reflecting unobserved property characteristics. The evidence suggests that there are behavioural factors affecting potential buyers’ willingness to pay.

 

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Date:
12 March
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm AEDT
Cost:
Free

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e61 Institute
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e61 Institute
Level 3/17-21 Bellevue Street
Surry Hills, NSW 2010 Australia
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e61 Lounge Session with James Graham (University of Sydney) Re: Consumption Behavior Across the Distribution of Liquid Assets

28 February @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm AEDT

Free

Time & Location

Wednesday 28th February 2024, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
e61 Institute, Level 3/17-21 Bellevue Street Surry Hills NSW 2010, Australia | In-Person Event Only

About the event

James Graham will be presenting on: Consumption Behavior Across the Distribution of Liquid Assets

Abstract

We study consumption responses to predictable income using transaction-level data from a U.S. financial institution. We find that consumption re-sponses are front-loaded to income receipt, decline moderately with liquidity, but are significant even for households with substantial liquid assets. To rationalize these facts, we develop a model of mental accounts in which consumption choices are partitioned across current income and current assets. Our calibration suggests households are moderately averse to dissaving out of assets, which generates the timing and distribution of consumption responses observed in the data. Finally, we explore implications of the model for the design of fiscal policy.

 

Details

Date:
28 February
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm AEDT
Cost:
Free

Organizer

e61 Institute
Email
contact@e61.in
View Organizer Website

Venue

e61 Institute
Level 3/17-21 Bellevue Street
Surry Hills, NSW 2010 Australia
View Venue Website