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Debt, deficits and finite horizons: the stochastic case

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  • Roger E.A. Farmer

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    (UCLA Economics - University of California, Los Angeles)

  • Carine Nourry

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    (GREQAM - Groupement de Recherche en Économie Quantitative d'Aix-Marseille - Université de la Méditerranée - Aix-Marseille II - Université Paul Cézanne - Aix-Marseille III - Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) - CNRS : UMR6579)

  • Alain Venditti

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    (GREQAM - Groupement de Recherche en Économie Quantitative d'Aix-Marseille - Université de la Méditerranée - Aix-Marseille II - Université Paul Cézanne - Aix-Marseille III - Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) - CNRS : UMR6579)

Abstract

We introduce aggregate uncertainty and complete markets into Blanchard's (1985) perpetual youth model. We show how to construct a simple formula for the pricing kernel in terms of observable aggregate variables. We study a pure trade version of our model and we show it behaves much like the two-period overlapping generations model. Our methods are easily generalized to economies with production and they should prove useful to researchers who seek a tractable stochastic model in which fiscal policy has real effects on aggregate allocations.

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Keywords: Overlapping generations ; indeterminacy ; sunspot equilibria ; aggregate uncertainty;

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  1. Barro, Robert J., 1974. "Are Government Bonds Net Wealth?," Scholarly Articles 3451399, Harvard University Department of Economics.
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  1. Hippolyte d'Albis & Emmanuelle Augeraud-Véron, 2012. "Frequency of trade and the determinacy of equilibrium in economies of overlapping generations," Documents de travail du Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne 12042, Université Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris 1), Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne.
  2. Roger E.A. Farmer & Carine Nourry & Alain Venditti, 2013. "The Inefficient Markets Hypothesis: Why Financial Markets Do Not Work Well in the Real World," Working Papers halshs-00796672, HAL.
  3. Airaudo, Marco & Nisticò, Salvatore & Zanna, Luis-Felipe, 2012. "Learning, Monetary Policy and Asset Prices," School of Economics Working Paper Series 2012-12, LeBow College of Business, Drexel University.

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