Uncertainty In The Public Debt Market And Stochastic Lon-Run Growth

In a continuous time model, a representative household has to allocate its investment and consumption in an optimal manner under conditions of uncertainty. In the present paper it is hypothesized that there are two types of assets: a risk-free and a risky asset. The risk-free asset is assumed to be the physical capital, while at the same time uncertainty is allowed to result from the exogenous random variations in the public debt market, rendering in this way government bonds to act as the risky-asset. In the endogenous growth framework with productive public investment, the expected longrun growth rate, the dynamic path of consumption as well as the optimal allocation of investment between a risky and a riskless asset, are analytically derived.

Provided by: University of Macedonia Topic: Data Centers Date Added: Sep 2010 Format: PDF

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