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Bubbly Markov Equilibria

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  • Martin Barbie

    (University of Cologne)

  • Marten Hillebrand

    (Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz)

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Bubbly Markov Equilibria (BME) are recursive equilibria on the natural state space which admit a non-trivial bubble. The present paper studies the existence and properties of BME in a general class of overlapping generations (OLG) economies with capital accumulation and stochastic production shocks. Using monotone methods, we develop a general approach to construct Markov equilibria and provide necessary and sufficient conditions for these equilibria to be bubbly. Our main result shows that a BME exists whenever the bubbleless equilibrium is Pareto inefficient either due to overaccumulation of capital or inefficient risksharing between generations.

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  • Martin Barbie & Marten Hillebrand, 2017. "Bubbly Markov Equilibria," Working Papers 1703, Gutenberg School of Management and Economics, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz.
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    Keywords

    Asset Bubbles; Stochastic OLG; Production; Markov Equilibria; Pareto Optimality.;
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    • C62 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Existence and Stability Conditions of Equilibrium
    • D51 - Microeconomics - - General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium - - - Exchange and Production Economies
    • E32 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Business Fluctuations; Cycles

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