The econometrics of consumption risk sharing: a new perspective

A. Gardini & C. Cavaliere
In this paper it is proposed a new time series-based approach for testing consumption risk sharing among a set of counties or regions where both the long run and short run dynamic implications of the theory are simultaneously investigated within a Vector Equilibrium Correction (VEqC) model. This allows to measure whether countries or regions insure the non-aggregate uncertainty in their resources not only with respect to transitory shocks but also with respect to permanent ones...