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Gold rush fever in business cycles

  • Paul Beaudry
  • Fabrice Collard

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    (GREMAQ CNRS Universite de Toulouse)

This paper presents a model of macroeconomic fluctuations driven by agents competing to secure shares in new markets. The resulting fluctuation resemble a gold rush in the sence that they increase economic activity but may be of limited social gain. We use different techniques to evaluate the potential importance of this type of phenomena in business cycle fluctuations

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Paper provided by Society for Economic Dynamics in its series 2006 Meeting Papers with number 8.

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