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Insurance and Opportunities: A Welfare Analysis of Labor Market Risk

Jonathan Heathcote, Kjetil Storesletten, Giovanni L. Violante

NBER Working Paper No. 13673
Issued in December 2007

---- Acknowledgements -----

We would like to thank, without implicating, Randy Wright. Several ideas in this paper originated from a conversation we had with him. We also thank Marco Bassetto, Jeremy Greenwood, Guido Lorenzoni, Victor Rios-Rull, one anonymous referee, and participants to many seminars and conferences for comments. Heathcote and Violante thank the Economics Program of the National Science Foundation (grant SES 0418029) for financial support. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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