Asset Pricing, Habit Memory, and the Labor Market
European Central Bank (ECB) - Directorate General Research
September 8, 2009
ECB Working Paper No. 1163
This article studies the asset pricing and the business cycle implications of habit formation in a production economy with capital adjustment costs and endogenous labor supply. A specification of internal habit in the mix of consumption and leisure which minimizes the wealth effect on labor supply is introduced into an otherwise standard real business cycle model. This mechanism enhances the model’s ability to explain asset pricing puzzles.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 33
Keywords: Equity Premium Puzzle, Labor Supply, Adjustment Costs
JEL Classification: G12, E32, J22working papers series
Date posted: April 1, 2010
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