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Replication data for: Safety Traps

Version
V0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Benhima, Kenza
  • Massenot, Baptiste
Publication Date
2013-10-01
Description
  • Abstract

    Fear of risk provides a rationale for protracted economic downturns. We develop a real business cycle model where investors with decreasing relative risk aversion choose between a risky and a safe technology that exhibit decreasing returns. Because of a feedback effect from the interest rate to risk aversion, two equilibria can emerge: a standard equilibrium and a "safe" one in which investors invest in safer assets. We refer to the dynamics of this second equilibrium as a safety trap because it is self-reinforcing as investors accumulate more wealth and show it to be consistent with Japan's lost decade.
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Relations
  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/mac.5.4.68 (Text)
Publications
  • Benhima, Kenza, and Baptiste Massenot. “Safety Traps.” American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics 5, no. 4 (October 2013): 68–106. https://doi.org/10.1257/mac.5.4.68.
    • ID: 10.1257/mac.5.4.68 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-12-07

Benhima, Kenza; Massenot, Baptiste (2013): Replication data for: Safety Traps. Version: V0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E116430