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  • SOEPpapers 339 / 2010

    The Life-Cycle Hypothesis Revisited: Evidence on Housing Consumption after Retirement

    According to the life-cycle theory of consumption and saving, foreseeable retirement events should not reduce consumption. Whereas some consumption expenditures may fall when goods are self-produced (given higher leisure after retirement), this argument applies especially to housing consumption which can hardly be substituted by home production. We test this hypothesis using micro data for Germany ...

    2010| Miriam Beblo, Sven Schreiber
  • Externe Monographien

    One Last Puff? Public Smoking Bans and Smoking Behavior

    Bonn: IZA, 2010, 35 S.
    (Discussion Paper Series / Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit ; 4873)
    | Silke Anger, Michael Kvasnicka, Thomas Siedler
  • Externe Monographien

    One Last Puff? Public Smoking Bans and Smoking Behavior

    Essen: RWI, 2010, 37 S.
    (Ruhr Economic Papers ; 180)
    | Silke Anger, Michael Kvasnicka, Thomas Siedler
  • Diskussionspapiere 1046 / 2010

    Household Savings Decision and Income Uncertainty

    This paper empirically investigates the effects of changes in the interest rate as well as transitory income uncertainty on households' consumption-savings decision. Applying a structural demand model to German survey data, we estimate the uncompensated interest rate elasticity for savings, in line with the literature, to around zero. Accordingly, any policy-induced variation of net returns to savings ...

    2010| Martin Beznoska, Richard Ochmann
  • Diskussionspapiere 1056 / 2010

    Confronting the Representative Consumer with Household-Size Heterogeneity

    Much analysis in macroeconomics empirically addresses economy-wide incentives behind consumer/investment choices by using insights from the way a single representative household would behave. Heterogeneity at the micro level can jeopardize attempts to back up the representative consumer construct with microfoundations. One complex aspect of micro-level heterogeneity is household size, as individuals ...

    2010| Christos Koulovatianos, Carsten Schröder, Ulrich Schmidt
  • Diskussionspapiere 1066 / 2010

    Forecasting Private Consumption by Consumer Surveys

    Survey-based indicators such as the consumer confidence are widely seen as leading indicators for economic activity, especially for the future path of private consumption. Although they receive high attention in the media, their forecasting power appears to be very limited. Therefore, this paper takes a fresh look on the survey data, which serve as a basis for the consumer confidence indicator (CCI) ...

    2010| Christian Dreger, Konstantin A. Kholodilin
  • SOEPpapers 289 / 2010

    One Last Puff? Public Smoking Bans and Smoking Behavior

    This paper investigates the short-term effects of public smoking bans on individual smoking behavior. In 2007 and 2008, state-level smoking bans were gradually introduced in all of Germany's sixteen federal states. We exploit this variation in the timing of state bans to identify the effect that smoke-free policies had on individuals' smoking propensity and smoking intensity. Using rich longitudinal ...

    2010| Silke Anger, Michael Kvasnicka, Thomas Siedler
  • Diskussionspapiere 992 / 2010

    One Last Puff? Public Smoking Bans and Smoking Behavior

    This paper investigates the short-term effects of public smoking bans on individual smoking behavior. In 2007 and 2008, state-level smoking bans were gradually introduced in all of Germany's sixteen federal states. We exploit this variation in the timing of state bans to identify the effect that smoke-free policies had on individuals' smoking propensity and smoking intensity. Using rich longitudinal ...

    2010| Silke Anger, Michael Kvasnicka, Thomas Siedler
  • Externe Monographien

    Do Google Searches Help in Nowcasting Private Consumption? A Real-Time Evidence for the US

    Zürich: KOF, 2010, 25 S.
    (KOF Working Papers ; 256)
    | Konstantin A. Kholodilin, Maximilian Podstawski, Boriss Siliverstovs
  • SOEPpapers 350 / 2010

    Broke, Ill, and Obese: The Effect of Household Debt on Health

    We analyze the effect of household indebtedness on different health outcomes using data from the German Socio-Economic Panel from 1999-2009. To establish a causal effect, we rely on (a) fixed-effects methods, (b) a subsample of constantly employed individuals, and (c) lagged debt variables to rule out problems of reverse causality. We apply different measures of household indebtedness, such as the ...

    2010| Matthias Keese, Hendrik Schmitz
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