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Is Ricardian Equivalence a Good Approximation?

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Ricardian equivalence may be a good approximation even if all households have finite horizons, many households have short horizons, and an appreciable fraction of wage income is received by liquidity-constrained households. The approximation is likely to be better the more imperfect annuity markets are. Copyright 1991 by Oxford University Press.

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  • Evans, Paul, 1991. "Is Ricardian Equivalence a Good Approximation?," Economic Inquiry, Western Economic Association International, vol. 29(4), pages 626-644, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:oup:ecinqu:v:29:y:1991:i:4:p:626-44
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