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Net Worth and Housing Equity in Retirement

Todd Sinai and Nicholas Souleles

in Recalibrating Retirement Spending and Saving

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199549108
eISBN:
9780191720734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549108.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Pensions and Pension Management

This chapter documents the trends in the life-cycle profiles of net worth and housing equity of older persons. During the 1993-2004 period, older households' net worth rose significantly, yet net ... More


Survey Estimates of Wealth Holdings in OECD Countries: Evidence on the Level and Distribution across Selected Countries

Markus Jäntti and Eva Sierminska

in Personal Wealth from a Global Perspective

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199548880
eISBN:
9780191720765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548880.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, International

This study discusses issues that arise in the comparison of estimates of wealth holdings and their distribution in the light of data for selected OECD countries. This chapter finds large differences ... More


Asset-Based Measurement of Poverty

Andrea Brandolini, Silvia Magri, and Timothy M. Smeeding

in Counting the Poor: New Thinking About European Poverty Measures and Lessons for the United States

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199860586
eISBN:
9780199932948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199860586.003.0012
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy, Children and Families

This chapter focuses on how net worth affects households' current economic well-being with the purpose of developing statistical measures to monitor the social situation of a community. The chapter ... More


Understanding the Balance Sheet

Hrishikes Bhattacharya

in Banking Strategy, Credit Appraisal, and Lending Decisions: A Risk–Return Framework

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198074106
eISBN:
9780199080861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198074106.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

A balance sheet indicates the state of a business as on a particular date. Along with a profit and loss account it tells us how the funds flowed through the business during a given period. This ... More


The Integrated Macroeconomic Accounts of the United States

Marco Cagetti, Elizabeth Ball Holmquist, Lisa Lynn, Susan Hume McIntosh, and David Wasshausen

in Measuring Economic Sustainability and Progress

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226121338
eISBN:
9780226121475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226121475.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

The integrated macroeconomic accounts (IMAs), produced jointly by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) and the Federal Reserve Board (FRB), present a sequence of accounts that relate income, saving, ... More


Background Material

Edward N. Wolff

in Inheriting Wealth in America: Future Boom or Bust?

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199353958
eISBN:
9780190224707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199353958.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

The chapter first presents an overview of the pertinent literature on inheritances and gifts. Both theoretical and empirical literature on the subject are reviewed. In the second part, an overview is ... More


Inheritances and the Distribution of Wealth: or, Whatever Happened to the Great Inheritance Boom?

Edward N. Wolff

in Inheriting Wealth in America: Future Boom or Bust?

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199353958
eISBN:
9780190224707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199353958.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

The chapter makes use of the Survey of Consumer Finances (SCF) to analyze the three major issues of the book. The first is whether wealth transfers grew or declined in importance over the period from ... More


Analysis of Wealth Using Micro- and Macrodata: A Comparison of the Survey of Consumer Finances and Flow of Funds Accounts

Alice M. Henriques and Joanne W. Hsu

in Measuring Economic Sustainability and Progress

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226121338
eISBN:
9780226121475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226121475.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Researchers use different types of household balance sheet data to study different aspects of lifecycle saving and wealth accumulation behavior. Macro data from the Flow of Funds Accounts (FFA) are ... More


Intergenerational Transfers and Savings Behavior

Jeffrey R. Brown and Scott J. Weisbenner

in Perspectives on the Economics of Aging

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226903057
eISBN:
9780226903286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226903286.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter provides new evidence suggesting that transfer wealth accounts for approximately 20 to 25 percent of current household net worth, using the 1998 Survey of Consumer Finances. This figure ... More


The World Distribution of Household Wealth

James B. Davies, Susanna Sandström, Anthony Shorrocks, and Edward N. Wolff

in Personal Wealth from a Global Perspective

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199548880
eISBN:
9780191720765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548880.003.0019
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, International

There has been much recent research on the world distribution of income, but also growing recognition of the importance of other contributions to well‐being, including those of household wealth. ... More


Agent-Based Modeling of Economic Crises

Akira Namatame and Shu-Heng Chen

in Agent-Based Modeling and Network Dynamics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198708285
eISBN:
9780191779404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198708285.003.0010
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This chapter presents an agent-based model for studying the interactions between the financial system and the real economy. This model also contributes to enriching our understanding of potential ... More


Net Worth

Stefan Homburg

in A Study in Monetary Macroeconomics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198807537
eISBN:
9780191845451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807537.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Chapter 5 focuses on producers’ net worth. It joins a large strand rooted in the financial literature, which points out that under asymmetric information, producers need own equity to obtain credit. ... More


Conclusions and Policy Recommendations

Edward N. Wolff

in Inheriting Wealth in America: Future Boom or Bust?

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199353958
eISBN:
9780190224707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199353958.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

The final chapter first presents a summary of the principal findings of the book. Second, it attempts a reconciliation between direct survey evidence and the simulation results. Third, the chapter ... More


Inheriting Wealth in America: Future Boom or Bust?

Edward N. Wolff

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199353958
eISBN:
9780190224707
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199353958.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

Inheritances are often regarded as a great “evil,” enabling great fortunes to be passed from one generation to another, exacerbating wealth inequality, and reducing wealth mobility. Using data from ... More


Wealth Accumulation by Age Cohort: The Role of Savings, Capital Gains, and Intergenerational Transfers

Edward N. Wolff

in Inheriting Wealth in America: Future Boom or Bust?

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199353958
eISBN:
9780190224707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199353958.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

Chapter 5 makes use of the so-called indirect method discussed in the literature review to analyze the role of inheritances and other intergenerational transfers on the wealth accumulation of ... More


Other People's Money: Debt Denomination and Financial Instability in Emerging Market Economies

Barry Eichengreen and Ricardo Hausmann (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226194554
eISBN:
9780226194578
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226194578.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

Recent crises in emerging markets have been heavily driven by balance-sheet or net-worth effects. Episodes in countries as far-flung as Indonesia and Argentina have shown that exchange rate ... More


The Psychology of High Net Worth Individuals

Rebecca Li-Huang

in Financial Behavior: Players, Services, Products, and Markets

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190269999
eISBN:
9780190270025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190269999.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter takes an economic view of the investment behavior of high net worth individuals (HNWIs), including: the psychological aspects of private wealth and the practice of wealth management, the ... More


An Examination of Inheritances Using the Panel Survey of Income Dynamics

Maury Gittleman

in Inheriting Wealth in America: Future Boom or Bust?

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199353958
eISBN:
9780190224707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199353958.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

The chapter makes use of the Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID) over years 1984 to 2007 to analyze the three major issues of the book. The PSID has data on inheritances only. Results are very ... More


Financial Fragility, Medical Problems, and the Bankruptcy System

Melissa B. Jacoby and Mirya R. Holman

in Working and Living in the Shadow of Economic Fragility

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199988488
eISBN:
9780190218249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199988488.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy, Research and Evaluation

A significant body of research documents the volatility of household income and assets over the life cycle. The US bankruptcy system is among the policy interventions designed for such disruptions, ... More


The Added Impact of Misinformation

Andrew Smithers

in Productivity and the Bonus Culture

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198836117
eISBN:
9780191873461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198836117.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Growth has suffered from a rise in hurdle rates, due to the change in management incentives, probably amplified by misleading publicity about the cost of equity capital, which is commonly claimed to ... More


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