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On the reservation wage under CARA and limited borrowing

  • Bauer, Christian

An individual's optimal behavior in a continuous-time sequential job search model with savings and CARA preferences is characterized analytically. I isolate the effects of limited borrowing and nonnegative consumption as well as risk aversion on the reservation wage by using a system of ordinary differential equations.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Mathematical Social Sciences.

Volume (Year): 62 (2011)
Issue (Month): 2 (September)
Pages: 126-129

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Handle: RePEc:eee:matsoc:v:62:y:2011:i:2:p:126-129
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