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Does being different matter?

  • Finn E. Kydland
  • D'Ann M. Petersen

Changes in the demographic structure of the U.S. population will affect many aspects of the US economy as we move into the next century. Concerns about the impact of an aging population on savings and interest rates, the financing of government spending programs for the elderly, and the possibility of higher taxes for future generations to pay for them have become hot topics, both in the press and among economists. Another concern is whether rising immigration will place an even greater burden on the government. In this article, Finn Kydland and D'Ann Petersen present a framework economists can use to shed ight quantitatively on such issues where individual differences matter. They also discuss why, for a certain class of questions, being different does not matter. In the final section, the authors present findings from current research that deals with the issues mentioned above.

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Volume (Year): (1997)
Issue (Month): Q III ()
Pages: 2-11

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