wealth effect


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Wealth effect

The impact of changes in actual or perceived value of assets on consumption decisions. Changes in wealth that are perceived to be temporary will have a smaller effect on consumption expenditures than changes in wealth that are deemed permanent.

wealth effect

The relationship between personal wealth and consumer spending. According to the wealth effect consumers have a tendency to spend a larger proportion of personal income as their wealth increases. The wealth effect was used to explain increases in consumer spending in the late 1990s when stock prices boomed.

wealth effect

the effect on current CONSUMPTION of changes in a person's WEALTH, in particular changes in the prices of owner-occupied houses. Rapid increases in property values may encourage property owners to spend more on current consumption, either out of current DISPOSABLE INCOME or on CREDIT;

conversely, falling property prices may serve to reduce property owners‘wealth and cause them to curtail their current consumption. See CONSUMPTION FUNCTION.

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