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Asset Bubbles in an Overlapping Generations Model with Endogenous Labor Supply

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  • Lisi Shi

    (University of Connecticut)

  • Richard M. H. Suen

    (University of Connecticut)

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This paper examines the e¤ects of asset bubbles in an overlapping generations model with endogenous labor supply. We show analytically that asset bubbles can lead to an expansion in steady-state capital, investment, employment and output under certain conditions. The analytical results are followed by a speci c numerical example.

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Paper provided by University of Connecticut, Department of Economics in its series Working papers with number 2014-02.

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Length: 11 pages
Date of creation: Jan 2014
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Handle: RePEc:uct:uconnp:2014-02

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Keywords: Asset Bubbles; Overlapping Generations; Endogenous Labor;

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  1. Shi, Lisi & Suen, Richard M. H., 2014. "The Macroeconomic Consequences of Asset Bubbles and Crashes," MPRA Paper 57045, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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