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Equilibrium Models of Endogenous Fluctuations: an Introduction

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  • Michael Woodford

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These lectures comment upon recent theoretical models of endogenous fluctuations in economic dynamics, including both the literature on nonlinear deterministic cycles arid the literature on "sunspot equilibria". Two important themes include (1) reasons to be interested in models of purely endogenous fluctuations, even though actual economics are admittedly subject to exogenous stochastic shocks; and (2) the importance of market imperfections in making possible equilibria characterized by endogenous fluctuations of either of the two types.

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Paper provided by National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc in its series NBER Working Papers with number 3360.

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Date of creation: May 1990
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Publication status: published as A. Vercelli and N. Dimitri, eds., Macroeconomics: A Survey of Research Strategies, New York, Oxford University Press, 1992
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