Structural modeling of economic choices of heterogeneous agents



This is a replication of the results of the paper “A Tractable Model of Buffer Stock Saving” by Carroll and Toche


Carroll, C. D., & Toche, P. (2009). A tractable model of buffer stock saving (No. w15265). National Bureau of Economic Research.




Analytically tractable model of the effects of nonfinancial risk on intertemporal choice


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