Income, saving, and the theory of consumer behavior.


Cambridge, Harvard University Press, 1949.

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Subjects Consommateurs -- Attitudes.
Consumentengedrag.
Consumption (Economics)
Épargne et investissement.
Income.
Sparen.
Theorie.
Verbraucherverhalten.
Series Harvard economic studies ; v. 87.
Description 128 pages diagrams 23 cm.
Copyright Date 1949.
Notes "Under the title 'The consumption function ̓the original version of this book was submitted as a doctoral dissertation at the University of Michigan in February 1948."
Includes bibliographical references (pages 117-124).
Contents Part I: Introduction -- Part II: THE EMPIRICAL BASIS OF THE THEORY OF CONSUMERS' CHOICE -- Conceptual schemes and reality -- Preference systems and their empirical basis -- The independence postulate in utility theory -- Conclusion -- Part III. A REFORMULATION OF THE THEORY OF SAVING -- The need for a new departure -- Nature of consumption choices -- The process of choice -- The drive toward higher consumption -- The social significance of consumption -- Intertemporal choices -- Stability of equilibrium -- Constancy of the savings ratio -- The role of population growth -- The distribution of income -- Conclusions -- Part IV. A THEORY VERSUS THE FACTS -- Income Aspiration and social status -- Negro and white savings -- Savings and income in individual cities -- Long period variations in saving -- New consumers' products -- Urbanization -- The age distribution of the population -- Income distribution -- The rate of growth of income -- Interest rates and expectations -- Changes in time preference -- Conclusions -- Part V. SHORT RUN FLUCTUATIONS IN SAVING -- Methods of testing aggregate hypotheses -- Saving dependent on past as well as current income -- Secular and cyclical movements of the savings ratio -- Part VI. THE IMPLICATIONS OF INTERDEPENDENT PREFERENCES -- Some welfare considerations -- The growth of demand -- Part VII. CONCLUSIONS -- Summary -- Quailifcation -- Saving and the business cycle theory.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)169231
(OCoLC)ocm00169231
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WorldCat Identities Duesenberry, James S. 1918-2009.
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