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Debt, Deficits and Finite Horizons: The Stochastic Case

Roger Farmer, Carine Nourry, Alain Venditti

NBER Working Paper No. 15025
Issued in June 2009
NBER Program(s):Economic Fluctuations and Growth

We introduce a solution technique for the study of discrete time stochastic models populated by long-lived agents. We introduce aggregate uncertainty and complete markets into a 'perpetual-youth' model of a kind first studied by Olivier Blanchard and we show that the pure-trade version of the model behaves much like the two-period overlapping generations model. Our methods are easily generalized to economies with production and they should prove useful to researchers who seek a tractable stochastic model in which fiscal policy has real effects on aggregate allocations.

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Document Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3386/w15025

Published: Farmer, Roger E.A. & Nourry, Carine & Venditti, Alain, 2011. "Debt, deficits and finite horizons: The stochastic case," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 111(1), pages 47-49, April. citation courtesy of

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