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A Two-Country Discontinuous General Equilibrium Model


  • Ciprian Necula

    (Faculty of Finance and Banking, Bucharest University of Economics)


The aim of this paper is to develop a continuous time general equilibrium model for a two country Lucas type economy. The model assumes that the output in the two countries follows a jump-diffusion stochastic process. We obtain the results concerning the evaluation of financial assets, the determination of the exchange rate, of the interest rate, and of the risk premium in this two-country economy.

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  • Ciprian Necula, 2008. "A Two-Country Discontinuous General Equilibrium Model," Advances in Economic and Financial Research - DOFIN Working Paper Series 23, Bucharest University of Economics, Center for Advanced Research in Finance and Banking - CARFIB.
  • Handle: RePEc:cab:wpaefr:23

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    1. Xing Yu & Yang Xiaoping, 2016. "Equilibrium pricing of currency options under a discontinuous model in a two-country economy," Studies in Nonlinear Dynamics & Econometrics, De Gruyter, vol. 20(2), pages 185-198, April.
    2. Ciprian Necula, 2008. "Asset Pricing in a Two-Country Discontinuous General Equilibrium Model," Advances in Economic and Financial Research - DOFIN Working Paper Series 24, Bucharest University of Economics, Center for Advanced Research in Finance and Banking - CARFIB.

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    general equilibrium model; two-country Lucas economy; exchange rate; risk premium; jump-diffusion;

    JEL classification:

    • C02 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - General - - - Mathematical Economics
    • C61 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Optimization Techniques; Programming Models; Dynamic Analysis
    • D50 - Microeconomics - - General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium - - - General
    • G12 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Asset Pricing; Trading Volume; Bond Interest Rates


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