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Uninsured idiosyncratic production risk with borrowing constraints

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This paper analyzes a general-equilibrium model of a heterogeneous agents economy in which the agents are subject to borrowing constraints and uninsurable idiosyncratic production risk. In particular, it addresses the impact of these frictions for aggregate capital accumulation. In contrast to other studies, the results suggest that, when entrepreneurs are poorly diversified, the underaccumulation of capital in the entrepreneurial sector of the model economy is less likely to hold, because of a strong precautionary savings motive. Furthermore, the effect of these frictions on entrepreneurial investment exacerbates the overaccumulation of capital in the non-entrepreneurial sector of the economy that is reported in Bewley models with uninsurable labor income risk
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  • Covas, Francisco, 2006. "Uninsured idiosyncratic production risk with borrowing constraints," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Elsevier, vol. 30(11), pages 2167-2190, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:dyncon:v:30:y:2006:i:11:p:2167-2190
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    • E22 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Investment; Capital; Intangible Capital; Capacity
    • G11 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Portfolio Choice; Investment Decisions
    • M13 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - New Firms; Startups

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