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The Macroeconomic Consequences of Asset Bubbles and Crashes

  • Lisi Shi

    (University of Connecticut)

  • Richard M. H. Suen

    (University of Connecticut)

This paper examines the macroeconomic effects of asset price bubbles and crashes in an overlapping generations economy. The model highlights the effects of asset price fl‡uctuations on labor supply decisions, and demonstrates how labor market adjustment can help propagate the effects of these fl‡uctuations to the aggregate economy. It is shown that, under certain conditions, asset bubbles can crowd in productive investment and lead to an expansion in total employment, and the bursting of these bubbles can have an immediate negative impact on these variables.

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Paper provided by University of Connecticut, Department of Economics in its series Working papers with number 2014-14.

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Length: 48 pages
Date of creation: Jun 2014
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Handle: RePEc:uct:uconnp:2014-14
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