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Income and Wealth Heterogeneity in the Macroeconomic

  • Krusell, P
  • Smith Jr, A-A

How do movements in the distribution of income and wealth affect the macroeconomy? We analyze this question theoretically, using numerical methods, in the context of a calibrated version of the stochastic growth model with partially uninsurable idiosyncratic risk and movements in aggregate productivity.

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Paper provided by University of Rochester - Center for Economic Research (RCER) in its series RCER Working Papers with number 399.

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Length: 31 pages
Date of creation: 1995
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Handle: RePEc:roc:rocher:399
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University of Rochester, Center for Economic Research, Department of Economics, Harkness 231 Rochester, New York 14627 U.S.A.

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