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Non-parametric counterfactual analysis in dynamic general equilibrium

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  • Felix KUBLER

    (University of Zurich and Swiss Finance Institute)

  • Karl SCHMEDDERS

    (University of Zurich and Swiss Finance Institute)

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In this paper we examine non-parametric restrictions on counterfactual analysis in a dynamic stochastic general equilibrium model. Under the assumption of time-separable expected utility and complete markets all equilibria in this model are stationary. The Arrow-Debreu prices uniquely reveal the probabilities and discount factor. The equilibrium correspondence, de¯ned as the map from endowments to stationary (probability-free) state prices, is identical to the equilibrium correspondence in a standard Arrow-Debreu exchange economy with additively separable utility. We examine possible restriction on this correspondence and give necessary as well as sufficient conditions on profiles of individual endowments that ensure that associated equilibrium prices cannot be arbitrary. Although restrictions on possible price changes often exist, we show that results from a representative-agent economy usually do not carry over to a setting with heterogeneous agents.

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  • Felix KUBLER & Karl SCHMEDDERS, 2009. "Non-parametric counterfactual analysis in dynamic general equilibrium," Swiss Finance Institute Research Paper Series 09-05, Swiss Finance Institute.
  • Handle: RePEc:chf:rpseri:rp0905
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    Dynamic general equilibrium; non-parametric analysis; observable restrictions;
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    • D50 - Microeconomics - - General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium - - - General
    • G10 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - General (includes Measurement and Data)

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