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Income effects and indeterminacy in a calibrated one-sector growth model

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This note analyzes how the indeterminacy of competitive equilibrium in one-sector growth models depends on the magnitude of the households' income effect on the demand for leisure. Since I am interested in quantitatively characterizing regions of indeterminacy, I use the Jaimovich and Rebelo [N. Jaimovich, S. Rebelo, Can news about the future drive the business cycle? Mimeo, Northwestern University, 2007] preferences that span a wide range of income effect values. I find that indeterminacy can occur for levels of aggregate-returns-to-scale that are well within recent empirical estimates. For these regions of indeterminacy, the model, when driven solely by sunspot shocks, generates second-moment properties that are consistent with the U.S. data at the business cycle frequency.

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  • Jaimovich, Nir, 2008. "Income effects and indeterminacy in a calibrated one-sector growth model," Journal of Economic Theory, Elsevier, vol. 143(1), pages 610-623, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jetheo:v:143:y:2008:i:1:p:610-623
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    Keywords

    Indeterminate equilibria Utility function Sunspot shocks Business cycles;

    JEL classification:

    • E32 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Business Fluctuations; Cycles
    • D12 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Consumer Economics: Empirical Analysis

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