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The overlapping generations model with habit formation: A comment

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  • Hiraguchi, Ryoji

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Bunzel [2006. Habit persistence, money, and overlapping generations. Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control 30, 2425-2445] studies an overlapping generations model with habit formation. This comment argues that the interior paths analyzed in Propositions 4 and 5 from that paper are not global maxima. Specifically, if the coefficient of relative risk aversion is less than one, a corner solution is optimal. This correction, however, does not change Bunzel's conclusion, ruling out the possibility of higher order fluctuations.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control.

Volume (Year): 32 (2008)
Issue (Month): 12 (December)
Pages: 4016-4017

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Handle: RePEc:eee:dyncon:v:32:y:2008:i:12:p:4016-4017

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Keywords: Habit formation Money;

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  1. Bunzel, Helle, 2006. "Habit persistence, money, and overlapping generations," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Elsevier, vol. 30(12), pages 2425-2445, December.
  2. Jaime Alonso-Carrera & Jordi Caball?Author-Email: jordi.caballe@uab.es & Xavier Raurich, . "Growth, Habit Formation, and Catching-up\ with the Joneses," UFAE and IAE Working Papers 497.01, Unitat de Fonaments de l'Anàlisi Econòmica (UAB) and Institut d'Anàlisi Econòmica (CSIC).
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  1. Masako Ikefuji & Kazuo Mino, 2009. "Internal vs. External Habit Formation in a Growing Economy with Overlapping Generations," ISER Discussion Paper 0750, Institute of Social and Economic Research, Osaka University.

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