Miles S. Kimball

University of Colorado Boulder

Eugene D. Eaton Jr. Professor of Economics

Campus Box 256

Boulder, CO 80309

United States

http://www.colorado.edu/Economics/people/faculty/kimball.html

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Economics

611 Tappan Street

Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1220

United States

Center for Economic and Social Research, USC

Visiting Senior Economist

635 Downey Way

Los Angeles, CA 90089-3332

United States

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

1050 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02138

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (49)

1.

What Do You Think Would Make You Happier? What Do You Think You Would Choose?

American Economic Review, 102(5): 2083–2110, Johnson School Research Paper Series No. 32-2011
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 28 Jul 2011 Last Revised: 22 Sep 2013
Anderson School of ManagementUSC, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR), Cornell University - S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management, University of Colorado Boulder and Cornell University - Department of Economics
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happiness, life satisfaction, subjective well-being, hypothetical choice, utility

Beyond Happiness and Satisfaction: Toward Well-Being Indices Based on Stated Preference

American Economic Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 31 Jul 2012 Last Revised: 20 Dec 2013
Anderson School of ManagementUSC, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR), Cornell University - S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management, University of Colorado Boulder and Trinity College
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happiness, life satisfaction, subjective well-being, stated preference, well-being index

Beyond Happiness and Satisfaction: Toward Well-Being Indices Based on Stated Preference

Number of pages: 49 Posted: 15 Sep 2012 Last Revised: 16 Sep 2021
Anderson School of ManagementUSC, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR), Cornell University - S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management, University of Colorado Boulder and Trinity College
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Can Marginal Rates of Substitution Be Inferred from Happiness Data? Evidence from Residency Choices

American Economic Review, Forthcoming, Johnson School Research Paper Series No. 8-2013
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 21 Feb 2013 Last Revised: 27 Feb 2014
Anderson School of ManagementUSC, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR), Cornell University - S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management, University of Colorado Boulder and Cornell University - Department of Economics
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happiness, life satisfaction, subjective well-being, preference, utility, revealed preference, marginal rate of substitution

Can Marginal Rates of Substitution Be Inferred from Happiness Data? Evidence from Residency Choices

Number of pages: 44 Posted: 30 Mar 2013 Last Revised: 21 Mar 2021
Anderson School of ManagementUSC, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR), Cornell University - S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management, University of Colorado Boulder and Cornell University - Department of Economics
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Investor Sophistication and the Home Bias, Diversification, and Employer Stock Puzzles

Number of pages: 29 Posted: 19 Mar 2010
Miles S. Kimball and Tyler Shumway
University of Colorado Boulder and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, The Stephen M. Ross School of Business
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Investor Sophistication, Household Finance

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Are Technology Improvements Contractionary?

Number of pages: 65 Posted: 14 Jan 1999
Susanto Basu, Susanto Basu, John G. Fernald and Miles S. Kimball
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)Boston College, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Economics, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and University of Colorado Boulder
Downloads 383 (98,698)
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Are Technology Improvements Contractionary?

Number of pages: 58 Posted: 08 Jul 2004
Susanto Basu, Susanto Basu, John G. Fernald and Miles S. Kimball
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)Boston College, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Economics, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and University of Colorado Boulder
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Diminishing Marginal Utility Revisited

Number of pages: 81 Posted: 11 Apr 2015
University of Colorado Boulder, Osaka University - Center for Infectious Disease Education and Research, London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE), Kyoto Bunkyo University and Tsinghua University - PBC School of Finance
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diminishing marginal utility, hypothetical choice, risk aversion, intertemporal substitution, altruism

Challenges in Constructing a Survey-Based Well-Being Index

American Economic Review Papers & Proceedings, Forthcoming, CESR-Schaeffer Working Paper No. 2900774
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 20 Jan 2017
Anderson School of ManagementUSC, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR), Gordon College, Cornell University - S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management and University of Colorado Boulder
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Well-Being, Preference, Indicators, Index

Challenges in Constructing a Survey-Based Well-Being Index

Number of pages: 10 Posted: 30 Jan 2017 Last Revised: 26 Aug 2021
Anderson School of ManagementUSC, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR), Gordon College, Cornell University - S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management and University of Colorado Boulder
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Aggregating Local Preferences to Guide Marginal Policy Adjustments

American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings, 103(3): 605-610, Johnson School Research Paper Series No. 1-2013
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 26 Jan 2013 Last Revised: 22 Sep 2013
Anderson School of ManagementUSC, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR), Cornell University - S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management, University of Colorado Boulder and Trinity College
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subjective well-being, happiness, life satisfaction, aggregation, policy

Aggregating Local Preferences to Guide Marginal Policy Adjustments

Number of pages: 12 Posted: 11 Feb 2013 Last Revised: 01 Nov 2021
Anderson School of ManagementUSC, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR), Cornell University - S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management, University of Colorado Boulder and Trinity College
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Cognitive Economics

Number of pages: 19 Posted: 12 Jan 2015 Last Revised: 06 Jun 2021
Miles S. Kimball
University of Colorado Boulder
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Portfolio Rebalancing in General Equilibrium

Number of pages: 39 Posted: 22 Jul 2011
University of Colorado Boulder, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Economics, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, The Stephen M. Ross School of Business and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
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rebalancing, portfolio theory, overlapping generations

Portfolio Rebalancing in General Equilibrium

Number of pages: 80 Posted: 18 Jun 2018 Last Revised: 21 Jul 2021
University of Colorado Boulder, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Economics, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, The Stephen M. Ross School of Business and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
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Monetary Policy and Durable Goods

Number of pages: 44 Posted: 07 Dec 2016
Research Department, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Economics, University of Texas at Austin and University of Colorado Boulder
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Taylor rule, inflation targeting, economic stabilization

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Enabling Deep Negative Rates to Fight Recessions: A Guide

Number of pages: 90 Posted: 02 Jun 2019
Ruchir Agarwal and Miles S. Kimball
International Monetary Fund (IMF) and University of Colorado Boulder
Downloads 112 (309,490)
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Central bank independence, Reserve requirements, Interest rate policy, Central banks, Negative interest rates, electronic money, monetary policy, negative rate, paper currency, negative interest rate, rental fee, cash withdrawal

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What Do Happiness Data Mean? Theory and Survey Evidence

Number of pages: 51 Posted: 18 Feb 2021 Last Revised: 18 May 2021
Anderson School of ManagementUSC, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR), Amherst College, Cornell University - S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management, Paris School of Economics and University of Colorado Boulder
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happiness, life satisfaction, subjective well-being, survey questions

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Precautionary Saving in the Small and in the Large

Number of pages: 26 Posted: 25 Jun 2004 Last Revised: 15 Oct 2021
Miles S. Kimball
University of Colorado Boulder
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Precautionary Saving and the Marginal Propensity to Consume

Number of pages: 46 Posted: 25 Jun 2004 Last Revised: 21 Oct 2021
Miles S. Kimball
University of Colorado Boulder
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Social Security, Retirement and Wealth: Theory and Implications

Michigan Retirement Research Center Research Paper No. WP 2003-054
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 11 Feb 2008
Miles S. Kimball and Matthew D. Shapiro
University of Colorado Boulder and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Economics
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Do People Seek to Maximize Happiness? Evidence from New Surveys

Number of pages: 48 Posted: 25 Oct 2010 Last Revised: 23 Jul 2021
Anderson School of ManagementUSC, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR), Cornell University - S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management, University of Colorado Boulder and Cornell University - Department of Economics
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Preference Parameters and Behavioral Heterogeneity: An Experimental Approach in the Health and Retirement Survey

Number of pages: 69 Posted: 20 Sep 2000 Last Revised: 07 Oct 2021
Research Department, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, University of Colorado Boulder, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Institute for Social Research (ISR) and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Economics
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Self-Reported Wellbeing Indicators Are a Valuable Complement to Traditional Economic Indicators but Aren’t Yet Ready to Compete With Them

Behavioural Public Policy, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 06 Oct 2019
Anderson School of ManagementUSC, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR), Gordon College, Cornell University - S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management and University of Colorado Boulder
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Self-Reported Well-Being, Preference, Indicators, Index, Policy

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Breaking Through the Zero Lower Bound

Number of pages: 41 Posted: 05 Jan 2016
Ruchir Agarwal and Miles S. Kimball
International Monetary Fund (IMF) and University of Colorado Boulder
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electronic money, currency, paper currency, interest rate, money, interest rates, General, All Countries

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Standard Risk Aversion

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 04 Jul 2004 Last Revised: 11 Apr 2021
Miles S. Kimball
University of Colorado Boulder
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Liquidity Constraints and Precautionary Saving

Number of pages: 42 Posted: 29 Sep 2001 Last Revised: 21 Mar 2021
Christopher D. Carroll and Miles S. Kimball
Johns Hopkins University - Department of Economics and University of Colorado Boulder
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Self-Reported Wellbeing Indicators Are a Valuable Complement to Traditional Economic Indicators but Aren’t Yet Ready to Compete with Them. A Comment on a Happy Choice: Wellbeing As the Goal of Government by Paul Frijters, Andrew E. Clark, Christian Krekel and Richard Layard

CESR-Schaeffer Working Paper No. 2019-002
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 04 Oct 2019
Anderson School of ManagementUSC, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR), Gordon College, Cornell University - S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management and University of Colorado Boulder
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Empirics on the Origins of Preferences: The Case of College Major and Religiosity

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 28 Jul 2009 Last Revised: 27 Jun 2021
University of Colorado Boulder, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Survey Research Center, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Survey Research Center and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Survey Research Center
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Precautionary Motives for Holding Assets

Number of pages: 12 Posted: 07 Nov 2007 Last Revised: 21 Oct 2021
Miles S. Kimball
University of Colorado Boulder
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Cyclical Productivity with Unobserved Input Variation

Number of pages: 46 Posted: 07 Aug 2000 Last Revised: 01 Sep 2021
Susanto Basu, Susanto Basu and Miles S. Kimball
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)Boston College, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Economics and University of Colorado Boulder
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Labor Supply: Are the Income and Substitution Effects Both Large or Both Small?

Number of pages: 65 Posted: 04 Aug 2008 Last Revised: 29 Oct 2021
Miles S. Kimball and Matthew D. Shapiro
University of Colorado Boulder and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Economics
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The Quantitative Analytics of the Basic Neomonetarist Model

Number of pages: 46 Posted: 12 Jun 2000 Last Revised: 17 Oct 2021
Miles S. Kimball
University of Colorado Boulder
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Happiness Before and after an Election: An Analysis Based on a Daily Survey Around Japan's 2009 Election

ISER Discussion Paper No. 924
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 06 Feb 2015
Kyushu University, Osaka University - Center for Infectious Disease Education and Research, University of Colorado Boulder, Osaka University - Graduate School of Economics and Kyoto Bunkyo University
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happiness, election, expectation, survey, Japan

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Reconsidering Risk Aversion

CESR-Schaeffer Working Paper No. 006
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 22 Oct 2020 Last Revised: 27 Sep 2021
Anderson School of ManagementUSC, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR), Center for the Advancement of Value in Musculoskeletal Care, Hospital for Special Surgery and University of Colorado Boulder
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Imputing Risk Tolerance from Survey Responses

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 24 Aug 2007 Last Revised: 12 Jun 2021
Miles S. Kimball, Claudia Sahm and Matthew D. Shapiro
University of Colorado Boulder, Independent and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Economics
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Precautionary Saving and Consumption Smoothing Across Time and Possibilities

Number of pages: 52 Posted: 10 Jul 2007 Last Revised: 14 Nov 2021
Miles S. Kimball and Philippe Weil
University of Colorado Boulder and Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) - European Center for Advanced Research in Economics and Statistics (ECARES)
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Precautionary Saving and Consumption Smoothing Across Time and Possibilities

Number of pages: 46 Posted: 24 Sep 2003
Miles S. Kimball and Philippe Weil
University of Colorado Boulder and Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) - European Center for Advanced Research in Economics and Statistics (ECARES)
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Consumption, saving, uncertainty, precautionary, risk aversion, intertemporal substitution, smoothing, Kreps-Porteus

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Reconsidering Risk Aversion

Number of pages: 61 Posted: 27 Oct 2020 Last Revised: 07 Oct 2021
Daniel J. Benjamin, Mark Alan Fontana and Miles S. Kimball
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Center for the Advancement of Value in Musculoskeletal Care, Hospital for Special Surgery and University of Colorado Boulder
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Accounting for Adaptation in the Economics of Happiness

Number of pages: 28 Posted: 20 Jul 2015 Last Revised: 18 Nov 2021
Miles S. Kimball, Ryan Nunn and Dan Silverman
University of Colorado Boulder, Federal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Economics Department
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Optimal Advice for Monetary Policy

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 07 Nov 2007 Last Revised: 07 Nov 2021
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)Boston College, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Economics, University of Colorado Boulder, Harvard University - Department of Economics and Brown University - Department of Economics
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Optimal Advice for Monetary Policy

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 14 Apr 2007
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)Boston College, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Economics, University of Colorado Boulder, Harvard University - Department of Economics and Brown University - Department of Economics
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The Decline of Drudgery and the Paradox of Hard Work

Number of pages: 47 Posted: 29 Jun 2014
Brendan Epstein and Miles S. Kimball
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and University of Colorado Boulder
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labor supply, work hours, drudgery, income effect, substitution effect, job utility

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Unhappiness after Hurricane Katrina

Number of pages: 33 Posted: 09 May 2006 Last Revised: 18 Jun 2021
Miles S. Kimball, Helen Levy, Fumio Ohtake and Yoshiro Tsutsui
University of Colorado Boulder, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Institute for Social Research (ISR), Osaka University - Center for Infectious Disease Education and Research and Kyoto Bunkyo University
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Do Flexible Durable Goods Prices Undermine Sticky Price Models?

Number of pages: 51 Posted: 14 Jul 2003 Last Revised: 14 Nov 2021
Robert Barsky, Christopher L. House and Miles S. Kimball
Research Department, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Economics and University of Colorado Boulder
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Koizumi Carried the Day: Did the Japanese Election Results Make People Happy and Unhappy?

ISER Discussion Paper No. 695
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 18 Jul 2007
Yoshiro Tsutsui, Miles S. Kimball and Fumio Ohtake
Kyoto Bunkyo University, University of Colorado Boulder and Osaka University - Center for Infectious Disease Education and Research
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election, happiness, Koizumi Cabinet, survey, Japan

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What Do Happiness Data Mean? Theory and Survey Evidence

Number of pages: 52 Posted: 08 Feb 2021 Last Revised: 15 Sep 2021
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Amherst College, Cornell University - S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management, Paris School of Economics and University of Colorado Boulder
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Risk Preferences in the Psid: Individual Imputations and Family Covariation

Number of pages: 20 Posted: 26 Feb 2009 Last Revised: 25 Oct 2021
Miles S. Kimball, Claudia Sahm and Matthew D. Shapiro
University of Colorado Boulder, Independent and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Economics
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Precautionary Saving and the Timing of Taxes

Number of pages: 31 Posted: 25 Jun 2004 Last Revised: 30 Oct 2021
Miles S. Kimball and N. Gregory Mankiw
University of Colorado Boulder and Harvard University - Department of Economics
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Reconsidering Risk Aversion

Number of pages: 60 Posted: 03 Dec 2020 Last Revised: 27 Sep 2021
Anderson School of ManagementUSC, Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR), Center for the Advancement of Value in Musculoskeletal Care, Hospital for Special Surgery and University of Colorado Boulder
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risk aversion, mistakes, retirement investing, framing effects, expected utility

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Labor Market Dynamics When Unemployment is a Worker Discipline Device

Number of pages: 27 Posted: 08 Jun 2004 Last Revised: 12 Aug 2021
Miles S. Kimball
University of Colorado Boulder
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Taxation of Labor Income and the Demand for Risky Assets

Number of pages: 31 Posted: 14 Nov 2007 Last Revised: 03 Sep 2021
Douglas W. Elmendorf and Miles S. Kimball
Harvard Kennedy School and University of Colorado Boulder
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Taxation of Labor Income and the Demand for Risky Assets

Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System Finance & Econ. Disc. Series 96-32
Posted: 01 Oct 1996
Douglas W. Elmendorf and Miles S. Kimball
Harvard Kennedy School and University of Colorado Boulder

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"Getting the Biggest Bang for the Buck in Fiscal Policy"

Number of pages: 10 Posted: 16 Jun 2012 Last Revised: 29 Jul 2021
Miles S. Kimball
University of Colorado Boulder
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The Decline of Drudgery and the Paradox of Hard Work

Number of pages: 61 Posted: 19 Jul 2021 Last Revised: 18 Nov 2021
Brendan Epstein and Miles S. Kimball
University of Massachusetts - Department of Economics and University of Colorado Boulder
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Toward a Systematic Approach to the Economic Effects of Risk: Characterizing Utility Functions

Journal of Risk and Insurance, Vol. 85, Issue 2, pp. 397-430, 2018
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 05 Jun 2018
Christian Gollier and Miles S. Kimball
University of Toulouse 1 - Industrial Economic Institute (IDEI) and University of Colorado Boulder
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On the Concavity of the Consumption Function

Posted: 10 Oct 1998
Christopher D. Carroll and Miles S. Kimball
Johns Hopkins University - Department of Economics and University of Colorado Boulder

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