Stochastic growth with correlated production shocks

John B. Donaldson, Rajnish Mehra

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This paper extends the stochastic growth model of Brock and Mirman [J. Econ. Theory 4 (1972), 497-513] to allow the production shocks to be correlated over time. The resultant optimal savings and consumption policies depend not only upon the current level of output but also upon the most recent realization of the random shock. The properties of these policy functions are studied and it is shown that the Markov process on output, capital stock and consumption resulting from the application of these policies converges to a stationary distribution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)282-312
Number of pages31
JournalJournal of Economic Theory
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1983
Externally publishedYes

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  • Economics and Econometrics


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