NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

On the Welfare Cost of Consumption Fluctuations in the Presence of Memorable Goods

Rong Hai, Dirk Krueger, Andrew Postlewaite

NBER Working Paper No. 19386
Issued in August 2013

---- Acknowledgements -----

We thank Hanming Fang, Eric Hurst, Nick Souleles and numerous participants of the Macro Lunch Seminar at the Economics Department, University of Pennsylvania for useful comments. We also thank Jeffrey Crilley from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for his help with CEX data. Krueger and Postlewaite thank the National Science Foundation for support. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

---- Disclosure of Financial Relationships for Andrew Postlewaite -----

My research was funded by the National Science Foundation.

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