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Week 11 Notes Econ 322

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Intermediate Macroeconomics
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Date Created: 03/31/16
Week 11 Thursday, March 31, 22:56 PM Consumption Keynesian Model Y = C + I + G C = 0 + c(Y-T) MPC = C∆ ∆ = c 0<c<1 (marginal propensity to consume) APC (average propensity to consume) = C/Y = c 0Y + c If Y increases, APC increases If Y decreases, APC decreases C2 Secular Stagnation Hypothesis If Y increases a lot, APC will fall a lot Y2 + (1+r) Y1 Slope = Indifference curve Intertemporal Consumption Function Y2 -(1+r) -people live for 2 periods Intertemporal budget constraint -people can save and borrow across periods -Income in period 1 is Y1, income in period 2 is Y2 -Maximize utility across both periods subject to a budget constraint C1 -divide consumption across 2 periods Y1 Y1 + Y2/(1+r) (1+r)PV = FV PV = FV/(1+r) Borrow = .5/(1+r) -give up X amount of consumption today to get X + interest in the next period C2 am. -If Y1 increases: -If Y2 increases: a. B -C1, C2 increases -C1 ,C2 increases Y2 -know you will have more money in the future…so save less today and consume more today as well C1 Y1 C2 Saving in Period 1 • B -if r increases -budget constraint is steeper Y2 A -rotates around point (Y1, Y2) If person is Saving in Period 1: -c2 increases, c1 is ambiguous negligent change -c1: substitution effect causes decrease and income effect causes C1 Y1 increase -therefore, overall change in c1 is ambiguous Week 11 Notes Page 1 If person is Saving in Period 1: -c2 increases, c1 is ambiguous negligent change C1 -c1: substitution effect causes decrease and income effect causes increase Y1 -therefore, overall change in c1 is ambiguous C2 Borrowing in Period 1 If person is Borrowing in Period 1 -c1 decreases -c2 ambiguous Y2 ! • Bad. A C1 Y1 Modigliani Life-Cycle Consumption -person expected to live for T years -person expected to retire in R years -R<T -Earn an income of Y while working -W is accumulated wealth -Wants to smooth consumption over rest of life -C = * W + * Y -MPC = R/T (marginal propensity to consume) -0<MPC<1 --> 0<R/T<1 Aggregate consumption = α*W + β*Y α= average of 1/T β= average of R/T APC = C/Y = α*W/Y + β (Average propensity to consume) Milton Friedman Permanent Income Hypothesis -Y = Y + YT -Actual current income = permanent income + transitory income -permanent income: fixed salary -transitory income: income that you can't depend on (like a bonus) P -C = α*Y -APC = α* YP Y -MPC = c∆ ∆ = ? Could be zero -Government spending multiplier: -if MPC is 0….fiscal policy will not do much Robert Hall: "Random Walk" -combine Permanent Income with Rational Expectations -only unexpected events will affect consumption Week 11 Notes Page 2 David Laibson -Behavioral Economics -"Pull of Instant Gratification" -Consumption isnt always rational and is highly influenced by psychological factors SUMMARY TABLE Function C = MPC ( ∆ ∆y) APC (c/y) Keynesian c 0 cY 0<c<1 c0/Y + c Modigliani α*W + β*Y 0<β<1 α*W/Y + β P P Friedman α*Y ? Could be 0 α* Y Y Week 11 Notes Page 3


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