Speculative Bubbles and Financial Crisis

  title={Speculative Bubbles and Financial Crisis},
  author={Pengfei Wang and Yi Wen},
Why are asset prices so much more volatile and so often detached from their fundamental values? Why does the bursting of …nancial bubbles depress the real economy? This paper addresses these questions by constructing an in…nite-horizon heterogeneous agent general equilibrium model with speculative bubbles. We characterize conditions under which storable goods, regardless of their intrinsic values, can carry bubbles and agents are willing to invest in such bubbles despite their positive… CONTINUE READING