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A ‘Walrasian post-Keynesian’ model? Resolving the paradox of Oskar Lange’s 1938 theory of interest

Roberto Lampa.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

January 2014; p ublished online July 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium; Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment; General Aggregative Models; Capitalist Systems; History of Economic Thought (1925 onwards). 11726 words.

This article investigates Oskar Lange’s 1938 article, ‘The rate of interest and the optimum propensity to consume’, with the intention of providing a thorough interpretation of this rather...

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Anomalies

Erica X. N. Li, Dmitry Livdan and Lu Zhang.

in The Review of Financial Studies

November 2009; p ublished online April 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Production and Organizations; Intertemporal Choice and Growth; Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment; Money and Interest Rates; Economics; Corporate Governance. 14635 words.

We take a simple q-theory model and ask how well it can explain external financing anomalies, both qualitatively and quantitatively. Our central insight is that optimal investment is an...

Applications and Interviews: Firms’ Recruiting Decisions in a Frictional Labour Market

Ronald Wolthoff.

in The Review of Economic Studies

April 2018; p ublished online August 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment; Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles; Mobility, Unemployment, and Vacancies. 19401 words.

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I develop a directed search model to study the recruitment decisions of firms competing for workers who ex post differ in two dimensions: (1) their...

The Baby Boom and World War II: A Macroeconomic Analysis

Matthias Doepke, Moshe Hazan and Yishay D. Maoz.

in The Review of Economic Studies

July 2015; p ublished online March 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Demand and Supply of Labour; Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment; Demographic Economics; General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium. 22540 words.

We argue that one major cause of the U.S. post-war baby boom was the rise in female labour supply during World War II. We develop a quantitative dynamic general equilibrium model with...

Corporate Real Estate Holdings and the Cross-Section of Stock Returns

Selale Tuzel.

in The Review of Financial Studies

June 2010; p ublished online March 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Production and Organizations; Intertemporal Choice and Growth; Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment; Money and Interest Rates; Economics; Housing Markets, Production Analysis, and Business Location. 15162 words.

This article explores the link between the composition of firms’ capital and stock returns. I develop a general equilibrium production economy where firms use two factors: real estate and...

Customer Capital

François Gourio and Leena Rudanko.

in The Review of Economic Studies

July 2014; p ublished online March 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment; Intertemporal Choice and Growth; Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance. 15250 words.

Firms spend substantial resources on marketing and selling. Interpreting this as evidence of frictions in product markets, which require firms to spend resources on customer acquisition,...

Deep Habits

Morten Ravn, Stephanie Schmitt-Grohé and Martín Uribe.

in The Review of Economic Studies

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Household Behaviour and Family Economics; Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment. 11468 words.

This paper generalizes the standard habit-formation model to an environment in which agents form habits over individual varieties of goods as opposed to over a composite consumption good....

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Depression Babies: Do Macroeconomic Experiences Affect Risk Taking?*

Ulrike Malmendier and Stefan Nagel.

in The Quarterly Journal of Economics

February 2011; p ublished online February 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment; Household Behaviour and Family Economics; Microeconomics; Economics. 14522 words.

We investigate whether individual experiences of macroeconomic shocks affect financial risk taking, as often suggested for the generation that experienced the Great Depression. Using data...

Distributional Comparative Statics

Martin Kaae Jensen.

in The Review of Economic Studies

January 2018; p ublished online May 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Mathematical Methods; Programming Methods; Mathematical and Simulation Modelling; Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Intertemporal Choice and Growth; Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment; Welfare and Poverty. 17192 words.

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Distributional comparative statics is the study of how individual decisions and equilibrium outcomes vary with changes in the distribution of economic...

Does Income Inequality Lead to Consumption Inequality? Evidence and Theory

Dirk Krueger and Fabrizio Perri.

in The Review of Economic Studies

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Household Behaviour and Family Economics; Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment; Microeconomics. 14717 words.

Using data from the Consumer Expenditure Survey, we first document that the recent increase in income inequality in the U.S. has not been accompanied by a corresponding rise in consumption...

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