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Consequences Of Modeling Habit Persistence

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  • Bossi, Luca
  • Gomis-Porqueras, Pere

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In this paper, we study the stationary and non-stationary equilibria of a de- terministic, pure exchange, two-period overlapping generations model with habit persistence. We show that preferences with multiplicative habits can lead to quite different equilibrium outcomes compared to subtractive ones. The two most commonly adopted habit specifications can differ in terms of homotheticity, gross substitutability, and uniqueness of equilibria. We illustrate these differences in terms of steady state equilibria, as well as local dynamics.

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Article provided by Cambridge University Press in its journal Macroeconomic Dynamics.

Volume (Year): 13 (2009)
Issue (Month): 03 (June)
Pages: 349-365

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Handle: RePEc:cup:macdyn:v:13:y:2009:i:03:p:349-365_08

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  1. Gómez Manuel A., 2010. "Endogenous Growth, Habit Formation and Convergence Speed," The B.E. Journal of Macroeconomics, De Gruyter, vol. 10(1), pages 1-32, January.
  2. Orrego, Fabrizio, 2011. "Habit formation and sunspots in overlapping generations models," Working Papers 2011-013, Banco Central de Reserva del Perú.
  3. Luca Bossi & Pedro Gomis-Porqueras & David L. Kelly, 2007. "Optimal Second Best Taxation of Addictive Goods," Working Papers 0708, University of Miami, Department of Economics.
  4. Barnett, Richard C. & Bhattacharya, Joydeep & Bunzel, Helle, 2010. "Resurrecting Equilibria Through Cycles in an Overlapping Generations Model of Money," Staff General Research Papers 32099, Iowa State University, Department of Economics.

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