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Financial Integration and Growth in a Risky World, with Hélène Rey and Nicolas Coeurdacier. (paper)
A Model of External Debt and International Reserves, with Raphael Espinoza. (paper)
Dynamic Portfolios in DSGE Models. (paper)
Inequality, Leverage and Crises, Michael Kumhof and Romain Rancière. Forthcoming in 2015, American Economic Review. (paper)
The paper studies how high household leverage and crises can be caused by changes in the income distribution. Empirically, the periods 1920-1929 and 1983-2008 both exhibited a large increase in the income share of high-income households, a large increase in debt leverage of low- and middle-income households, and an eventual financial and real crisis. The paper presents a theoretical model where higher leverage and crises are the endogenous result of a growing income share of high-income households. The model matches the profiles of the income distribution, the debt-to-income ratio and crisis risk for the three decades preceding the Great Recession.
The Risky Steady-State, with Helene Rey and Nicolas Coeurdacier, American Economic Review, Papers and Proceedings, 2011. (paper)
We propose a simple quantitative method to linearize around the risky steady state of a small open economy. Unlike when the deterministic steady state is used, the net foreign asset position is well defined. We allow for both stochastic income and stochastic interest rate.
A LARCH(∞) Vector Valued Process, with Paul Doukhan and Gilles Teyssière, Lecture Notes in Statistics, 187, Springer, New York, 2006. (paper)
We introduce a vector version of the ARCH(∞) equation yielding a simple approach to various models like bilinear or GARCH models. To this aim we provide an explicit chaotic expansion of a solution for this ARCH(∞) equation, and show the uniqueness of this solution under reasonable conditions. Independent or N-Markov approximations of this process allow to simulate a trajectory or to derive bounds for their weak dependence coeﬃcients as deﬁned by Doukhan and Louhichi (1999). We ﬁnally consider a long range dependent version of this model; in this case we provide an existence and uniqueness result
http://albop.github.com/dolo/ is a python library for economic modeling.