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It’s a Small Small Welfare Cost of Fluctuations

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  • Franck Portier

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    (Université de Toulouse)

  • Luis A. Puch

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    (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Departamento de Economía Cuantitativa; Instituto Complutense de Análisis Económico (ICAE))

Abstract

Lucas [1987] has shown that in a representative agent framework, the potential welfare gain from stabilizing consumption around its mean is small. We provide an example and some insight for why Lucas’ measure is an upper bound of the welfare cost of fluctuations in walrasian economies.

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Paper provided by Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales in its series Documentos del Instituto Complutense de Análisis Económico with number 0513.

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Length: 9 pages
Date of creation: 2005
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Handle: RePEc:ucm:doicae:0513

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Keywords: Cost of Business Cycles – Dynamic General Equilibrium;

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  1. Andrés J. Marchante Mera & Bienvenido Ortega Aguaza & José Sánchez Maldonado, 2006. "Las dimensiones del bienestar en las Comunidades Autónomas Españolas. Un análisis de Sigma y Gamma-Convergencia," Working Papers 2006-05, FEDEA.
  2. Pedro N. Rodríguez, & Simón Sosvilla-Rivero, 2006. "Understanding and Forecasting Stock Price Changes," Working Papers 2006-03, FEDEA.

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