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Capital Accumulation in Private Information Economies

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  • Bohacek Radim

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This paper provides a general methodology for introducing capital accumulation into economies with private information and heterogeneous agents. The agents operate a stochastic neoclassical production technology with capital and labor input. I study a moral hazard economy with unobservable input (hidden action). I characterize the efficient allocation of capital, labor, and consumption in a stationary recursive competitive equilibrium. The economy is decentralized by the component planner approach developed by Atkeson and Lucas (1995). Accumulation of capital is facilitated by a "capital planner" who serves as a financial intermediary for the component planners. In the unique, feasible and non-degenerate stationary equilibrium, private information lowers the market-clearing interest rate below agents' discount rate.

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Article provided by De Gruyter in its journal The B.E. Journal of Macroeconomics.

Volume (Year): 5 (2005)
Issue (Month): 1 (December)
Pages: 1-24

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Cited by:
  1. Yili Chien & Junsang Lee, 2009. "Why Tax Capital?," CAMA Working Papers 2009-05, Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis, Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University.
  2. Latchezar Popov & B Ravikumar & Aubhik Khan, 2012. "Enduring Relationships in an Economy with Capital and Private Information," 2012 Meeting Papers 1056, Society for Economic Dynamics.
  3. Gian Luca Clementi & Thomas Cooley & Sonia Di Giannatal, 2010. "A Theory of Firm Decline," Working Papers 2010.88, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei.

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