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The Survey of Consumer Finances (SCF) is normally a triennial cross-sectional survey of U.S. families. The survey data include information on families’ balance sheets, pensions, income, and demographic characteristics. Information is also included from related surveys of pension providers and the earlier such surveys conducted by the Federal Reserve Board. No other study for the country collects comparable information. Data from the SCF are widely used, from analysis at the Federal Reserve and other branches of government to scholarly work at the major economic research centers.
bayesian learning, likelihood insensitivity, ambiguity, choquet expected utility, dynamic inconsistency, life-cycle hypothesis, saving puzzles, top income taxation, heterogeneous agents, incomplete markets, income and wealth inequality, anticipated inflation, monetary policy, endogenous asset market participation, reverse mortgage, consumption-portfolio decisions, optimal stopping, biometric risks, financial disasters
D91, D83, E21, E62, H21, H24, D14, G11, G21, J14, R21
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