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Ricardian Equivalence with Incomplete Household Risk Sharing: Technical Paper 2002-4

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  • Shinichi Nishiyama
  • Kent Smetters

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Several important empirical studies (for example, Altonji, Hayashi, and Kotlikoff, 1992, 1996, 1997) have found that households are not altruistically linked in a way consistent with the standard Ricardian model, as put forward by Barro (1974). We built a two-sided altruistic-linkage model in which private transfers are made in the presence of two types of shocks: an observable shock that is public information (for example, public redistribution) and an unobservable shock that is private information (for example, idiosyncratic wages). Parents and children observe each other s total income but

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  • Shinichi Nishiyama & Kent Smetters, 2002. "Ricardian Equivalence with Incomplete Household Risk Sharing: Technical Paper 2002-4," Working Papers 14222, Congressional Budget Office.
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