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    • Do Disaster Expectations Explain Household Portfolios? 

      Alan, Sule (CFAP, Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, 2010-03)
      It has been argued that rare economic disasters can explain most asset pricing puzzles. If this is the case, perceived risk associated with a disaster in stock markets should be revealed in household portfolios. That is, ...
    • An empirical analysis of subprime consumer credit demand 

      Alan, Sule; Lóránth, Gyöngyi (2010)
      We test the interest rate sensitivity of subprime credit card borrowers using a unique panel data set from a UK credit card company. What is novel about our contribution is that we were given details of a randomized interest ...
    • Estimating Intertemporal Allocation Parameters using Synthetic Residual Estimation 

      Alan, Sule; Browning, Martin (CFAP, Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, 2008-01)
      We present a novel structural estimation procedure for models of intertemporal allocation. This is based on modelling expectation errors directly; we refer to it as Synthetic Residual Estimation (SRE). The flexibility of ...
    • New Evidence on Taxes and Portfolio Choices 

      Alan, Sule; Atalay, Kadir; Crossley, Thomas F.; Jeon, Sung-Hee (CFAP, Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, 2009-05)
      Identifying the effect of differential taxation on portfolio allocation requires exogenous variation in marginal tax rates. Marginal tax rates vary with income, but income surely affects portfolio choice directly. In systems ...
    • Saving on a Rainy Day, Borrowing for a Rainy Day 

      Alan, Sule; Crossley, Thomas; Low, Hamish (Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge, UK, 2012-05-04)
      The aim of this paper is to understand what a recession means for individual consumers, and to model in a life-cycle framework how individuals respond to recessions. Our focus is on the sharp increase in savings rates that ...