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Heterogeneous producers facing common shocks: An overlapping-generations example

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  • Green, Edward J.

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An analytically tractable model of a competitive, full-information economy is provided in which, for some parameter values, entry and exit over the course of the business cycle is concentrated among small firms. This model is intended to make the logical point that the relatively high sensitivity of small firms to business-cycle fluctuations does not necessarily indicate the presence of informational or incentive constraints in financial markets.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Economic Theory.

Volume (Year): 144 (2009)
Issue (Month): 6 (November)
Pages: 2266-2276

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Handle: RePEc:eee:jetheo:v:144:y:2009:i:6:p:2266-2276

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Keywords: Business cycle Heterogeneous-agent model;

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  1. Ohanian, Lee E. & Prescott, Edward C. & Stokey, Nancy L., 2009. "Introduction to dynamic general equilibrium," Journal of Economic Theory, Elsevier, vol. 144(6), pages 2235-2246, November.

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