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Rational Speculation

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  • Leach, John

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The stationary equilibrium of an overlapping generations economy in which agents trade a single asset is examined. If agents live for only two periods, the selling prices follow an identically and independently distributed process. If agents live for more than two periods, the selling prices follow a Markov process. An implication of the model is that price bubbles can occur in a stationary, rational expectations equilibrium. Copyright 1991 by University of Chicago Press.

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Article provided by University of Chicago Press in its journal Journal of Political Economy.

Volume (Year): 99 (1991)
Issue (Month): 1 (February)
Pages: 131-44

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Handle: RePEc:ucp:jpolec:v:99:y:1991:i:1:p:131-44

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  1. Wen-Chung Guo & Frank Wang & Ho-Mou Wu, 2011. "Financial leverage and market volatility with diverse beliefs," Economic Theory, Springer, vol. 47(2), pages 337-364, June.
  2. Simon van Norden & Huntley Schaller & ), 1995. "Fads or Bubbles?," Econometrics 9502004, EconWPA, revised 06 Jun 1995.
  3. Van Norden, S. & Schaller, H., 1996. "Speculative Behaviour, Regime-Switching and Stock Market Crashes," Working Papers 96-13, Bank of Canada.
  4. Wen-Chung Guo & Frank Yong Wang & Ho-Mou Wu, 2009. "Financial Leverage and Market Volatility with Diverse Beliefs," Finance Working Papers 22887, East Asian Bureau of Economic Research.

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