The Representative Consumer In The Neoclassical Growth Model With Idiosyncratic Shocks
AbstractThis paper studies a complete-market version of the neoclassical growth model, where agents face idiosyncratic shocks to earnings. We show that if agents possess identical preferences of either the CRRA or the addilog type, then the heterogeneous-agent economy behaves as if there was a representative consumer who faces three kinds of shocks, to preferences, to technology and to labor. We calibrate and simulate the constructed representative-consumer models. We find that idiosyncratic uncertainty can have a non-negligible effect on aggregate labor-market fluctuations.
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Length: 40 pages
Date of creation: Oct 2002
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neoclassical growth model; heterogeneous agents; aggregation;
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- Lilia Maliar & Serguei Maliar, 2003. "The Representative Consumer in the Neoclassical Growth Model with Idiosyncratic Shocks," Review of Economic Dynamics, Elsevier for the Society for Economic Dynamics, vol. 6(2), pages 368-380, April.
- C73 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Stochastic and Dynamic Games; Evolutionary Games
- D90 - Microeconomics - - Intertemporal Choice - - - General
- E21 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Consumption; Saving; Wealth
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