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Bubbly Liquidity

Emmanuel Farhi, Jean Tirole

NBER Working Paper No. 16750
Issued in January 2011
NBER Program(s):   EFG   ME

This paper analyzes the possibility and the consequences of rational bubbles in a dy- namic economy where financially constrained firms demand and supply liquidity. Bub- bles are more likely to emerge, the scarcer the supply of outside liquidity and the more limited the pledgeability of corporate income; they crowd investment in (out) when liquidity is abundant (scarce). We analyze extensions with firm heterogeneity and sto- chastic bubbles.

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Document Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3386/w16750

Published: Emmanuel Farhi & Jean Tirole, 2012. "Bubbly Liquidity," Review of Economic Studies, Oxford University Press, vol. 79(2), pages 678-706. citation courtesy of

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