Comparisons of stationary distributions of linear models
In this note, I compare stationary distributions of the linear model Xn+1=anXn+bn, where an and bn are non-negative random variables. I show that an increase of the variability of an and/or bn causes a less equal stationary distribution in terms of the Lorenz dominance. The result is useful in studies of wealth and income distributions.
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