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The Macroeconomics of Rational Bubbles: A User's Guide

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  • Alberto Martín
  • Jaume Ventura

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This paper provides a guide to macroeconomic applications of the theory of rational bubbles. It shows that rational bubbles can be easily incorporated into standard macroeconomic models, and illustrates how they can be used to account for important macroeconomic phenomena. It also discusses the welfare implications of rational bubbles and the role of policy in managing them. Finally, it provides a detailed review of the literature.

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  • Alberto Martín & Jaume Ventura, 2017. "The Macroeconomics of Rational Bubbles: A User's Guide," Working Papers 989, Barcelona School of Economics.
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    • E32 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Business Fluctuations; Cycles
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