Agency Costs, Net Worth, and Business Fluctuations: A Computable General Equilibrium Analysis
This paper develops a computable general equilibrium model in which endogenous agency costs can potentially alter business-cycle dynamics. A principal conclusion is that the agency-cost model replicates the empirical fact that output growth displays positive autocorrelation at short horizons. This hump-shaped output behavior arises because households delay their investment decisions until agency costs are at their lowest--a point in time several periods after the initial shock. Copyright 1997 by American Economic Association.
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Volume (Year): 87 (1997)
Issue (Month): 5 (December)
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