A Real-Business-Cycle Model with GHH-preferences: Lessons for Bulgaria (1999-2019)

Vasilev, Aleksandar (2022) A Real-Business-Cycle Model with GHH-preferences: Lessons for Bulgaria (1999-2019). In: Progress in Economic Research. NOVA. ISBN 978-1-68507-867-6

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Abstract

Preferences a la Greenwood, Hercowitz and Huffmann (1988) are introduced into a
real-business-cycle setup augmented with government. The model is calibrated to Bulgarian data for the period following the introduction of the currency board arrangement (1999-2019). The importance of the absence of wealth effect in the GHH utility function is investigated. The quantitative effect of such preferences is found to slightly
decrease consumption and investment volatility, which is a step in the right direction, but also decreases the variability of hours and wages relative to the standard logarithmic utility; overall, the effect is rather small though.

Keywords:business cycles, GHH preferences, no-wealth e?ect, intertemporal sub- stitution, Bulgaria
Subjects:L Social studies > L130 Macroeconomics
Divisions:Lincoln International Business School
ID Code:49305
Deposited On:17 May 2022 10:38

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