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Growth and Risk-Sharing with Private Information

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  • Khan, A.
  • Ravikumar, B.

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We examine the impact of incomplete risk-sharing on growth and welfare. The source of market incompleteness in our economy is private information: a household's idiosyncratic productivity shock is not observable by others. Risk-sharing between households occurs through long- term contracts with intermediaries. We find that incomplete risk-sharing tends to reduce the rate of growth relative to the complete risk-sharing benchmark.

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  • Khan, A. & Ravikumar, B., 1997. "Growth and Risk-Sharing with Private Information," Working Papers 97-13, University of Iowa, Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:uia:iowaec:97-13
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    Keywords

    RISK ; CONTRACTS;

    JEL classification:

    • E20 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - General (includes Measurement and Data)
    • O16 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Financial Markets; Saving and Capital Investment; Corporate Finance and Governance

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