A portfolio explanation of the relationship between macroeconomic volatility and economic growth
A number of studies have found a negative relationship between macroeconomic volatility and economic growth. We show this may be explained by a portfolio effect within a finite horizon model, where a safer asset, for example, public debt, is less productive than capital.
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