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On the stability of the constant relative risk aversion (CRRA) utility under high degrees of uncertainty

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  • Ñíguez, Trino-Manuel
  • Paya, Ivan
  • Peel, David
  • Perote, Javier

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Growth models under uncertainty and constant relative risk aversion (CRRA) utility are fragile in explaining consumers’ choice, as equilibrium consumption is dependent on distributional assumptions. We show that, under semi-nonparametric distributions, general equilibrium models are stable, as the existence of expected utility is guaranteed.

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  • Ñíguez, Trino-Manuel & Paya, Ivan & Peel, David & Perote, Javier, 2012. "On the stability of the constant relative risk aversion (CRRA) utility under high degrees of uncertainty," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 115(2), pages 244-248.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:115:y:2012:i:2:p:244-248
    DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2011.12.049
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    Bayesian learning; Rational expectations; Semi-nonparametric distributions;
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    • D80 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - General

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