Polarization under incomplete markets and endogenous labor productivity
We explore the accumulation of assets in the presence of limited insurance against idiosyncratic shocks, borrowing constraints and endogenous labor productivity due to the so-called "nutrition curve". We show that in such an environment, any stationary equilibrium is characterized by a polarized distribution of wealth. That is, there are only extremely rich and extremely poor agents.
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