Arnold, Lutz Georg Arnold, Lutz Zelzner, Sebastian
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Beiträge zur Jahrestagung des Vereins für Socialpolitik 2016: Demographischer Wandel - Session: Human Capital C14-V3
We incorporate occupational choice between finance and entrepreneurship into the Grossman-Stiglitz (1980) noisy rational expectations equilibrium model. Sophisticated agents produce output and create jobs as entrepreneurs or contribute to informational efficiency in financial markets as informed traders. Finance possibly attracts too much talent, for instance if the amount of noise in the economy is small, so that the asset price at a rational expectations equilibrium is highly informative anyway. The main beneficiaries of the allocation of talent to entrepreneurial activity are workers, whose wage and employment prospects improve when more sophisticated agents choose to become entrepreneurs.