TY - UNPD
A1 - Bick, Björn
A1 - Kraft, Holger
A1 - Munk, Claus
T1 - Investment, income, incompleteness
N2 - The utility-maximizing consumption and investment strategy of an individual investor receiving an unspanned labor income stream seems impossible to find in closed form and very dificult to find using numerical solution techniques. We suggest an easy procedure for finding a specific, simple, and admissible consumption and investment strategy, which is near-optimal in the sense that the wealthequivalent loss compared to the unknown optimal strategy is very small. We first explain and implement the strategy in a simple setting with constant interest rates, a single risky asset, and an exogenously given income stream, but we also show that the success of the strategy is robust to changes in parameter values, to the introduction of stochastic interest rates, and to endogenous labor supply decisions. JEL-Classification: G11
T3 - Working paper series / Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, Fachbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaften : Finance & Accounting - 202
KW - optimal consumption and investment
KW - labor income
KW - incomplete markets
KW - artificially completed markets
KW - welfare loss
Y1 - 2009
UR - http://publikationen.ub.uni-frankfurt.de/frontdoor/index/index/docId/6423
UR - http://nbn-resolving.de/urn/resolver.pl?urn:nbn:de:hebis:30-65776
ER -