Preference Shocks From Aggregation: Time Series Data Evidence
AbstractWe investigate the impact of preference shocks on the aggregate dynamics of the U.S. economy in the context of a neoclassical growth model derived from aggregation. The aggregation result we use is as follows: if markets are complete and if agents have identical preferences of the addilog type, then the heterogeneous-agent economy where agents are subject to idiosyncratic productivity shocks behaves as if there was a representative consumer who faces shocks to preferences and technology. We estimate the parameters in the aggregation-based model from the aggregate time-series data and compute the numerical solution. We find that the preference shocks play an important role in the aggregate labor-market fluctuations.
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Length: 18 pages
Date of creation: Nov 2003
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neoclassical growth model; heterogenous agents; aggregation; business cycles; preference shock;
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- Lilia Maliar & Serguei Maliar, 2004. "Preference shocks from aggregation: time series data evidence," Canadian Journal of Economics, Canadian Economics Association, vol. 37(3), pages 768-781, August.
- 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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