The spice of life : allowing for heterogeneity in macro models

Abstract: Macroeconomic models often make simplifying assumptions that suppress differences between people. Changing these assumptions and allowing for "heterogeneity" can enrich analysis of both observed data and policy tradeoffs. Modern macroeconomics has made significant progress in this area, sometimes significantly altering economists' views and policy prescriptions.

Keywords: Macroeconomics;

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Provider: Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

Part of Series: Richmond Fed Economic Brief

Publication Date: 2012

Issue: Apr

Order Number: 12-04