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Imbalance Effects in the Lucas Model: an Analytical Exploration

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  • Boucekkine Raouf

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    (Université Catholique de Louvain)

  • Ruiz Tamarit Ramon

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    (University of Valencia)

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In this note, we extend Xie (JET, 1994) to solve analytically the Lucas model with a weak externality in a specific parametric case. In particular, we characterize the shape of imbalance effects in this model. Our results are mostly consistent with the findings of the related computational literature. Among other analytical findings, we prove that, while U-shaped imbalance effects are not apparent in the Lucas model for the growth rate of output per capita, the level of such a variable may exhibit this shape.

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Article provided by De Gruyter in its journal The B.E. Journal of Macroeconomics.

Volume (Year): 4 (2004)
Issue (Month): 1 (December)
Pages: 1-19

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