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Growth and Risk-Sharing with Private Information

Aubhik Khan () and B Ravikumar

Working Papers from University of Iowa, Department of Economics

Abstract: We examine the impact of incomplete risk-sharing on growth and welfare. The source of market incompleteness in our economy is private information: a household's idiosyncratic productivity shock is not observable by others. Risk-sharing between households occurs through long- term contracts with intermediaries. We find that incomplete risk-sharing tends to reduce the rate of growth relative to the complete risk-sharing benchmark.

Keywords: RISK; CONTRACTS (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: E20 O16 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 25 pages
Date: 1997
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