The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

2018 Edition
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Habit Persistence

  • Stephanie Schmitt-Grohé
  • Martin Uribe
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This article reviews the concept of habit persistence and its application in macroeconomics and finance. Special attention is given to the role of habit persistence in explaining the equity premium puzzle, observed business-cycle fluctuations and inflation dynamics, and in generating a theory of counter-cyclical markups of prices over marginal costs.


Asset pricing Business-cycle fluctuations Currency pegs Deep habits Equity premium puzzle Euler equation Habit persistence Imperfect competition Inflation dynamics Investment adjustment costs Partial equilibrium Risk aversion Sticky prices Variable capacity utilization 

JEL Classifications

E21 D11 D91 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephanie Schmitt-Grohé
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  • Martin Uribe
    • 1
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