Endogenous Growth and Wealth Inequality under Incomplete Markets and Idiosyncratic Risk

Clemens C, Heinemann M (2015)
Journal of Macroeconomics 45: 300-317.

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This paper describes the equilibrium properties and dynamics of a model which combines the key features of the standard incomplete market model (Aiyagari, 1994) with a standard endogenous growth mechanism to gain a deeper understanding of the feedback effects between growth and wealth inequality in the presence of credit frictions and idiosyncratic risk. We characterize growth equilibria and find that a balanced growth path not necessarily exists if households are subject to ad hoc borrowing constraints. Growth, inequality, and risk are positively related in our model, but we also identify a hump-shaped relationship between welfare and risk, indicating a tradeoff relationship between risk-pooling and growth in the determination of welfare. The growth rate responds to changes in the wealth distribution and displays transitional dynamics towards the balanced growth path.
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Journal of Macroeconomics
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Clemens C, Heinemann M. Endogenous Growth and Wealth Inequality under Incomplete Markets and Idiosyncratic Risk. Journal of Macroeconomics. 2015;45:300-317.
Clemens, C., & Heinemann, M. (2015). Endogenous Growth and Wealth Inequality under Incomplete Markets and Idiosyncratic Risk. Journal of Macroeconomics, 45, 300-317. doi:10.1016/j.jmacro.2015.05.008
Clemens, C., and Heinemann, M. (2015). Endogenous Growth and Wealth Inequality under Incomplete Markets and Idiosyncratic Risk. Journal of Macroeconomics 45, 300-317.
Clemens, C., & Heinemann, M., 2015. Endogenous Growth and Wealth Inequality under Incomplete Markets and Idiosyncratic Risk. Journal of Macroeconomics, 45, p 300-317.
C. Clemens and M. Heinemann, “Endogenous Growth and Wealth Inequality under Incomplete Markets and Idiosyncratic Risk”, Journal of Macroeconomics, vol. 45, 2015, pp. 300-317.
Clemens, C., Heinemann, M.: Endogenous Growth and Wealth Inequality under Incomplete Markets and Idiosyncratic Risk. Journal of Macroeconomics. 45, 300-317 (2015).
Clemens, Christiane, and Heinemann, Maik. “Endogenous Growth and Wealth Inequality under Incomplete Markets and Idiosyncratic Risk”. Journal of Macroeconomics 45 (2015): 300-317.