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Equilibrium Portfolios in the Neoclassical Growth Model

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  • Emilio Espino

    (Department of Economics, Universidad de San Andres)

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This paper studies equilibrium portfolios in the standard neoclassical growth model under uncertainty with heterogeneous agents and dinamically complete markets. Preferences are purposely restricted to be quasi-homothetic. The main source of heterogeneity across agents is due to different endowments of shares of the representative firm at date 0. Fixing portfolios is the optimal strategy in stationary endowment economies with dinamically complete markets. Whenever an environment displays changing degrees of heterogeneity across agents, the trading strategy of fixed portfolios cannot be optimal in equilibrium. Very importantly, our framework can generate changing heterogeneity if and only if either minimum consumption requirements are not zero or labor income is not zero and the value of human and non-human wealth are linearly independent.

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  • Emilio Espino, 2005. "Equilibrium Portfolios in the Neoclassical Growth Model," Working Papers 87, Universidad de San Andres, Departamento de Economia, revised Dec 2005.
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    1. Emilio Espino & Thomas Hintermaier, 2009. "Asset trading volume in a production economy," Economic Theory, Springer;Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory (SAET), vol. 39(2), pages 231-258, May.
    2. Espino, Emilio, 2007. "Equilibrium portfolios in the neoclassical growth model," Journal of Economic Theory, Elsevier, vol. 137(1), pages 673-687, November.
    3. Espino Emilio, 2014. "Optimal portfolios with wealth-varying risk aversion in the neoclassical growth model," The B.E. Journal of Macroeconomics, De Gruyter, vol. 14(1), pages 1-26, January.

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    Keywords

    neoclassical growth model; equilibrium portfolios; complete markets;

    JEL classification:

    • C61 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Optimization Techniques; Programming Models; Dynamic Analysis
    • D50 - Microeconomics - - General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium - - - General
    • D90 - Microeconomics - - Micro-Based Behavioral Economics - - - General
    • E20 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - General (includes Measurement and Data)
    • G11 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Portfolio Choice; Investment Decisions

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