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Growth and Financial Liberalization under Capital Collateral Constraints: The Striking Case of the Stochastic AK model with CARA Preferences

  • Raouf Boucekkine

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    (Aix-Marseille University (Aix-Marseille School of Economics, CNRS & EHESS, IRES and CORE, Université Catholique de Louvain.)

  • Giorgio Fabbri

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    (EPEE, Université d'Evry-Val-d'Essonne (TEPP, FR-CNRS 3126))

  • Patrick A. Pintus

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    (Aix-Marseille University (Aix-Marseille School of Economics), CNRS & EHESS)

We consider a small-open, collateral-constrained AK economy. We show that the combination of CARA preferences and uncertainty on capital inflows in such an economy generates long-term (expected) growth while the deterministic counterpart does not. In this framework, long-term growth is entirely driven by precautionary savings. In particular, we show that the asymptotic growth rate of the expected capital stock is an increasing function of both the risk parameter and the Arrow-Prat absolute risk aversion parameter. The model also predicts that economies that are more financially integrated through international borrowing experience lower consumption growth volatility relative to output growth volatility.

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Paper provided by Aix-Marseille School of Economics, Marseille, France in its series AMSE Working Papers with number 1347.

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Length: 17 pages
Date of creation: 20 Sep 2013
Date of revision: 20 Sep 2013
Handle: RePEc:aim:wpaimx:1347
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