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Adverse Selection, Slow Moving Capital and Misallocation

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  • Dimitris Papanikolaou

    (Northwestern University)

  • Brett Green

    (UC Berkeley--Haas School of Business)

  • William Fuchs

    (University of California - Berkeley)

Abstract

Adverse selection is commonly used to explain inefficiencies in specific markets. In this paper,we incorporate an informational asymmetry into a decentralized dynamic economy and study its implications for aggregate and sector level dynamics. We show that it leads to slow moving capital, lagged investment and persistent misallocation of resources. The mechanism can help explain why economies recover slowly, even when the shock does not affect the overall productivity or potential output. The model generates a rich set of dynamics and provides a micro-foundation for convex adjustment costs.

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  • Dimitris Papanikolaou & Brett Green & William Fuchs, 2014. "Adverse Selection, Slow Moving Capital and Misallocation," 2014 Meeting Papers 124, Society for Economic Dynamics.
  • Handle: RePEc:red:sed014:124
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    JEL classification:

    • D24 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Production; Cost; Capital; Capital, Total Factor, and Multifactor Productivity; Capacity
    • D82 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Asymmetric and Private Information; Mechanism Design
    • E30 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - General (includes Measurement and Data)
    • E22 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Investment; Capital; Intangible Capital; Capacity
    • E44 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy

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