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Bubbles, growth and sunspots with credit market frictions
Ho, Wai Hong1; Zhu, Lin2
Source PublicationMathematical Social Sciences
ABS Journal Level2
AbstractThis paper explores the role of bubbles in an overlapping-generations economy where some agents are more productive than the others. Due to missing credit markets, productive and unproductive agents cannot trade their financial assets to achieve mutual benefit, making the economy to perform below its potential. Introducing bubbles on the one hand crowds out some productive resources as it does in the current literature. It on the other hand may divert resources away from unproductive agents to productive ones. We find that bubbles are growth enhancing when the unproductive agents’ productivity level lies within an interval. Furthermore, in sharp contrast to the existing literature, the equilibrium bubble size is stable. This finding enables us to construct a two-state stationary sunspot equilibrium in which one state is associated with small bubbles and low growth whereas the other one has large bubbles and high growth.
KeywordBubbles Credit market imperfection Endogenous growth Self-fulfilling Sunspot
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CollectionUniversity of Macau
Affiliation1.Department of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Macau, Macao
2.Department of Economics, Trade and Statistics, Business School, Jiangsu University of Technology, China
First Author AffilicationFaculty of Social Sciences
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Ho, Wai Hong,Zhu, Lin. Bubbles, growth and sunspots with credit market frictions[J]. Mathematical Social Sciences,2019,102:42-47.
APA Ho, Wai Hong,&Zhu, Lin.(2019).Bubbles, growth and sunspots with credit market frictions.Mathematical Social Sciences,102,42-47.
MLA Ho, Wai Hong,et al."Bubbles, growth and sunspots with credit market frictions".Mathematical Social Sciences 102(2019):42-47.
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