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The Existence of Ramsey Equilibrium

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  • Becker, Robert A
  • Boyd, John H, III
  • Foias, Ciprian

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The authors demonstrate existence of a perfect foresight equilibrium under borrowing constraints in a one-sector model with infinitely-lived heterogeneous agents. The class of admissible preferences includes, but is not limited to, recursive preferences. Existence is proven using a t$2Ctonnement argument under appropriate conditions on preferences and technology. A new measure of discounting, the norm of marginal impatience, is used to determine which technologies are admissible. Depending on the norm of marginal impatience, the admissible technology may either allow for permanent growth or have a maximum sustainable stock. Copyright 1991 by The Econometric Society.

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Article provided by Econometric Society in its journal Econometrica.

Volume (Year): 59 (1991)
Issue (Month): 2 (March)
Pages: 441-60

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Handle: RePEc:ecm:emetrp:v:59:y:1991:i:2:p:441-60

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  2. Le Van, Cuong & Morhaim, Lisa, 2002. "Optimal Growth Models with Bounded or Unbounded Returns: A Unifying Approach," Journal of Economic Theory, Elsevier, vol. 105(1), pages 158-187, July.
  3. Robert Becker & Stefano Bosi & Cuong Le Van & Thomas Seegmuller, 2012. "On existence, efficiency and bubbles of Ramsey equilibrium with borrowing constraints," Caepr Working Papers 2012-001, Center for Applied Economics and Policy Research, Economics Department, Indiana University Bloomington.
  4. Robert Becker & Ram Dubey & Tapan Mitra, 2014. "On Ramsey equilibrium: capital ownership pattern and inefficiency," Economic Theory, Springer, vol. 55(3), pages 565-600, April.
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  8. Stefano Bosi & Cuong Le Van, 2011. "On the existence of a Ramsey equilibrium with endogenous labor supply and borrowing constraints," Documents de travail du Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne 11045, Université Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris 1), Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne.
  9. Kazuo Nishimura & Carine Nourry & Thomas Seegmuller & Alain Venditti, 2014. "On the (de)Stabilizing Effect of Public Debt In a Ramsey Model with Heterogeneous Agents," Discussion Paper Series DP2014-03, Research Institute for Economics & Business Administration, Kobe University.
  10. Becker, Robert A. & Foias, Ciprian, 2007. "Strategic Ramsey equilibrium dynamics," Journal of Mathematical Economics, Elsevier, vol. 43(3-4), pages 318-346, April.
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  12. Becker, Robert & Zilcha, Itzhak, 1997. "Stationary Ramsey Equilibria under Uncertainty," Journal of Economic Theory, Elsevier, vol. 75(1), pages 122-140, July.
  13. Charalambos Aliprantis & Kim Border & Owen Burkinshaw, 1996. "Market economies with many commodities," Decisions in Economics and Finance, Springer, vol. 19(1), pages 113-185, March.
  14. Robert Becker & Stefano Bosi & Cuong Le Van & Thomas Seegmuller, 2013. "On Existence and Bubbles of Ramsey Equilibrium with Borrowing Constraints," Working Papers halshs-00793530, HAL.
  15. Robert Becker & Ram Sewak Dubey & Tapan Mitra, 2012. "On Ramsey Equilibrium: Capital Ownership Pattern and Inefficiency," Caepr Working Papers 2012-007, Center for Applied Economics and Policy Research, Economics Department, Indiana University Bloomington.

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