Publications

Work in Progress

  • “Evolutionary Dynamics of Consumption in an Overlapping Generations Model”
  • “Reforming Estate Taxation by Reversing the Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax” with Scott Findley
  • "Thermodynamic Entropy and Growth"
  • "Health and Consumption Inequality over the Life-Cycle" with Tim Halliday and Hui He
  • "Integenerational Bargaining and Inter Vivos Transfers" with Geng Li
  • "Optimal Decumulation of Assets in General Equilibrium"
  • "Heterogeneous Borrowing Costs and the Consumption Hump" with Nick L. Guo
  • "How to Design a Welfare- and Pareto-Improving Social Security System"

Working Papers

Refereed Publications

Economics

  • Bagchi, Shantanu and James A. Feigenbaum, (2014), “Is Smoking a Fiscal Good?” Review of Economic Dynamics 17: 170-190.
  • Feigenbaum, James A., Emin Gahramanov, and Xueli Tang, (2013), “Is It Really Good to Annuitize?” Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 93: 116-140.
  • Findley, T. Scott and James A. Feigenbaum, (2013), "Quasi-Hyperbolic Discounting and the Existence of Time-Inconsistent Retirement," Theoretical Economics Letters 3: 119-123. doi: 10.4236/tel.2013.32019.
  • Feigenbaum, James A. and Geng Li, (2012), “Lifecycle Dynamics of Income Uncertainty and Consumption” Advances in Macroeconomics 12(1).
  • Feigenbaum, James A., (2011), "Precautionary Saving or Denied Dissaving," Economic Modelling
  • Feigenbaum, James A., Frank N. Caliendo, and Emin Gahramanov, (2011), "Optimal Irrational Behavior," Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 77: 286-304.
  • Feigenbaum, James A. and Frank N. Caliendo, (2010), “Optimal Irrational Behavior in Continuous Time,” Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control 34: 1907-1922.
  • Feigenbaum, James A., (2008), “Information Shocks and Precautionary Saving,” Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control 32: 3917-3938.
    Technical Appendix
  • Feigenbaum, James A., (2008), “Can Mortality Risk Explain the Consumption Hump?” Journal of
    Macroeconomics
    30: 844-872.
  • Bullard, James and James A. Feigenbaum, (2007), “A Leisurely Reading of Lifecycle Consumption Data,” Journal of Monetary Economics 54: 2305-2320.
  • Feigenbaum, James A., (2005), “Second, Third, and Higher-Order Consumption Functions: A Precautionary Tale,” Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control 29: 1385-1425.

Econophysics

  • Chang, George and Feigenbaum, James, (2008), “Detecting Log-Periodicity in a Regime-Switching Model of Stock Returns,” Quantitative Finance 8: 723-738.
  • Chang, George and Feigenbaum, James, (2006), “A Bayesian Analysis of Log-Periodic Precursors to Financial Crashes,” Quantitative Finance 6: 15-36.
  • Feigenbaum, James A., (2003), “Financial Physics,” Reports on Progress in Physics 66: 1611-1649. (invited review article)
  • Feigenbaum, James A., (2001), “More on A Statistical Analysis of Log-Periodic Precursors to Financial
    Crashes,” Quantitative Finance 1: 527-532.
  • Feigenbaum, James A., (2001), “A Statistical Analysis of Log-Periodic Precursors to Financial Crashes,” Quantitative Finance 1: 346-360.
  • Feigenbaum, J. and P.G.O. Freund, (1998), “Discrete Scale Invariance and the ‘Second Black Monday’,” Modern Physics Letters B 12: 57.
  • Feigenbaum, J. A. and P.G.O. Freund, (1996), “Discrete Scale Invariance in Stock Markets before Crashes,” International Journal of Modern Physics B 10: 3737.

Physics

  • Feigenbaum, J. A., (1998), “Born-Regulated Gravity in Four Dimensions,” Physical Review D 58.
  • Feigenbaum, J., P.G.O. Freund, and M. Pigli, (1998), “Gravitational Analogues of Non-Linear Born
    Electrodynamics,” Physical Review D 57: 4738.
  • Feigenbaum, J., P.G.O. Freund, and M. Pigli, (1997), “T-Duality Considerations for Hadronic Strings,” Physical Review D 56: 2590.
  • Feigenbaum, J., P.G.O. Freund, and M. Pigli, (1997), “High Energy Hadronic Total Cross-Sections,” Physical Review D 56: 2596.
  • Feigenbaum, J., and P.G.O. Freund, (1995), “A q-deformation of the Coulomb Problem,” Journal of Mathematical Physics 37: 1602.
  • Feigenbaum, J., (1991), “Study of Toponium Production Including the Effects of Higgs Exchange,” Physical Review D 43: 264.

Textbooks

  • Chapters in Instructor’s Solutions Manual: A Modern Introduction to Mechanics by Jonathan F. Reichert, (1991), (Prentice-Hall: Englewood Cliffs, NJ).