Large Fluctuations in Consumption in Least Developed Countries

Discussion Papers


by KODAMA Masahiro

March 2010


The objective of this paper is to shed light on mechanism which increases fluctuation in consumption of least developed countries. In general large fluctuation in consumption makes consumers worse off. This fact suggests that accumulation of knowledge on the generating mechanism of the large consumption fluctuation very likely contributes to welfare improvement of the least developed countries, through policies stabilizing consumption. We specifically investigated the fluctuation in consumption, through the numerical analysis with a dynamic macroeconomic model.

Keywords: consumption, LDC
JEL classification: E21; E32; F41

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