2013-04-25Buch DOI: 10.18452/4460
Disaster Risk in a New Keynesian Model
This paper develops a simple New Keynesian model incorporating a small time-varying probability that the economy is struck by a disaster in the future. The model's main prediction is that a small increase in the disaster probability causes a recession in the economy, specifically due to limited saving opportunities inasmuch as the model abstracts from capital accumulation. By contrasting its findings to the ones of a comparable real business cycle model, this paper evaluates how the disaster hypothesis has been used and modelled in the existing literature.
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Is Part Of Series: Sonderforschungsbereich 649: Ökonomisches Risiko - 20, SFB 649 Papers, ISSN:1860-5664