Saving and the Accumulation of Wealth: Essays on Italian Household and Government Saving Behavior

Paperback (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
$55.44
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $17.76
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 70%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (11) from $17.76   
  • New (3) from $55.96   
  • Used (8) from $17.76   

Overview

The evolution of private saving and its interaction with government fiscal policy play an important and complex role in the development of the national economy. To gain insight into this process, we must first understand the savings behavior of individual households and the ways in which they aggregate over the entire population to produce national saving. Italy provides an ideal laboratory in which to assess the impact of government and private transfer, imperfections in the capital markets, productivity growth and shifting demographic patterns on the saving behavior of individual households and on their aggregation into total private saving. The book draws on the Italian experience and data, and offers new findings on many aspects of the process of saving determination.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521032230
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/2006
  • Pages: 428
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Antonio Fazio; List of contributors; List of figures; List of tables; Acknowledgements; Introduction Albert Ando, Luigi Guiso and Ignazio Visco; Part I. Saving Trends, Government Deficit and Demographic Changes: 1. Why is Italy's saving rate so high? Luigi Guiso, Tullio Jappelli and Daniele Terlizzese; 2. Private saving and the government deficit in Italy Nicola Rossi and Ignazio Visco; 3. Do demographic changes explain the decline in the saving rate of Italian households? Luigi Cannari; 4. Generational accounting. The case of Italy Daniele Franco, Jagadeesh Gokhale, Luigi Guiso, Laurence J. Kotlikoff and Nicola Sartor; Part II. Life-Cycle Saving and Precautionary Motives: 5. Young households' saving and the life cycle of opportunities. Evidence from Japan and Italy Albert Ando, Luigi Guiso and Daniele Terlizzese; 6. Dissaving by the elderly, transfer motives and liquidity constraints Albert Ando, Luigi Guiso and Daniele Terlizzese; 7. Earnings uncertainty and precautionary saving Luigi Guiso, Tullio Jappelli and Daniele Terlizzese; 8. Risk sharing and precautionary saving Luigo Guiso and Tullio Japelli; Part III. Borrowing Constraints, Intergenerational Transfers and Bequests: 9. Saving and borrowing constraints Livio Maccan, Nicola Rossi and Ignazio Visco; 10. Durables and non-durables consumption: evidence from Italian household data Agar Brugiavini and Guglielmo Weber; 11. Intergenerational transfers and capital market imperfections. Evidence from a cross-section of Italian households Luigi Guiso and Tullio Jappelli; 12. Bequests and saving for retirement. What impels the accumulation of wealth? Fabrizio Barca, Luigi Cannari and Luigi Guiso; Methodological appendix: the bank of Italy's survey of household income and wealth Andrea Brandolini and Luigi Cannari; Statistical appendix; Index.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)