Heterogeneous wealth dynamics: On the roles of risk and ability
Paulo Santos and
Christopher Barrett ()
No 36-16, Monash Economics Working Papers from Monash University, Department of Economics
This paper studies the causal mechanisms behind persistent poverty. Using original data on Boran pastoralists of southern Ethiopia, we ﬁnd that heterogeneous and nonlinear wealth dynamics arise purely in adverse states of nature. In favorable states, expected herd grow is quasi-linear and universal. We further show that those with lower herding ability, as reﬂected in past herd growth data, converge to a unique equilibrium at a small herd size while those with higher ability exhibit multiple stable dynamic wealth equilibria.
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Chapter: Heterogeneous Wealth Dynamics: On the Roles of Risk and Ability (2017)
Working Paper: Heterogeneous Wealth Dynamics: On the Roles of Risk and Ability (2016)
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