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Real business cycle dynamics under first-order risk aversion

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  • Jim Dolmas

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This paper incorporates preferences that display first-order risk aversion (FORA) into a standard real business cycle model. Although FORA preferences represent a sharp departure from the expected utility/constant relative risk aversion (EU/CRRA) preferences common in the business cycle literature, the change has only a negligible effect on the model s second moment implications. In fact, for what I argue is an empirically reasonable "ballpark" calibration of the FORA preferences, the moment implications are essentially identical to those under EU/CRRA, while the welfare cost of aggregate fluctuations in the model is substantially larger.

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Paper provided by Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas in its series Working Papers with number 0704.

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Date of creation: 2007
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Handle: RePEc:fip:feddwp:0704

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Keywords: Business cycles;

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  1. Caldara, Dario & Fernández-Villaverde, Jesús & Rubio-Ramirez, Juan Francisco & Yao, Wen, 2009. "Computing DSGE Models with Recursive Preferences," CEPR Discussion Papers 7312, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
  2. Ralph S.J. Koijen & Jules H. van Binsbergen & Juan F. Rubio-Ramírez & Jesus Fernandez-Villaverde, 2008. "Likelihood Estimation of DSGE Models with Epstein-Zin Preferences," 2008 Meeting Papers 1099, Society for Economic Dynamics.

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