Household Asset‐Holding Diversification in Australia

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Francesco Mariotti


Yolanda Pena-Boquete

University of Vigo

Karen Mumford

University of York (UK); IZA Institute of Labor Economics; CAMA

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Date Written: March 2015


We explore asset‐holding diversification by Australian households; in particular, the household asset diversification participation decision (whether or not to diversify at all) is jointly estimated with the decision of how much to diversify. In so doing, recent literature on the modelling of proportions is combined with the growing body of research concerning household financial decision‐making. Our findings are consistent with the participation of households operating in diverse financial markets being constrained by ineffective information conduits, influencing the decision of whether or not to diversify.

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Mariotti, Francesco and Pena-Boquete, Yolanda and Mumford, Karen A., Household Asset‐Holding Diversification in Australia (March 2015). Australian Economic Review, Vol. 48, Issue 1, pp. 43-64, 2015. Available at SSRN: or

Francesco Mariotti (Contact Author)


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Yolanda Pena-Boquete

University of Vigo ( email )

E.U. de Enx. Técn. Industrial.
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Karen A. Mumford

University of York (UK) ( email )

York YO10 5DD
United Kingdom

IZA Institute of Labor Economics

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Bonn, D-53072

CAMA ( email )

ANU College of Business and Economics
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