Saving, Consumption, and Wealth

 


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Saving, Consumption, and Wealth

National Wealth

Saving

National Saving

Total Saving

Developing Uses of Saving Identity

A short digression: the current account

Uses of Saving Identity

Figure 2.1 The uses-of-saving identity in the United States, 19801996

Sources of Investment Funds

Trade Deficit: Good or Bad?

Private Saving

Consumption and Saving

Determinants of consumption

Determinants of consumption

Determinants of consumption

Example of wealth effect

Determinants of consumption

Determinants of consumption

Determinants of consumption

Effect of government spending (financed by bonds) on national saving

Effect of government spending (financed by bonds) on national saving

Determinants of Consumption

Ricardian Equivalence

Problems with Ricardian Equivalence

Effect of taxes on national saving

Life-cycle model of consumption

Life Cycle Model

Implications of the life-cycle model

Author: Edward McPhail

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