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The transfer paradox in a one-sector overlapping generations model

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  • Cremers, Emily T.
  • Sen, Partha

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This paper examines the effects of international income transfers on capital accumulation and welfare in a one-sector overlapping generations model. It is shown that a strong form of the transfer paradox - in which the donor country experiences a welfare gain while the recipient country experiences a welfare loss - may occur both in and out of steady state. In addition, it is shown that a weak form of the transfer paradox - where either the donor or recipient (but not both) experiences a paradoxical welfare effect - may characterize all segments of the transition path not already characterized by the strong transfer paradox.

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

Volume (Year): 32 (2008)
Issue (Month): 6 (June)
Pages: 1995-2012

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Handle: RePEc:eee:dyncon:v:32:y:2008:i:6:p:1995-2012

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  1. Cremers, Emily & Sen, Partha, 2009. "Transfers, the Terms of Trade and Capital Accumulation," Staff General Research Papers 34848, Iowa State University, Department of Economics.
  2. Emily T. Cremers, 2008. "Transfers, the Terms of Trade and Capital Accumulation," DEGIT Conference Papers c013_018, DEGIT, Dynamics, Economic Growth, and International Trade.
  3. Capello, Marcelo & Figueras, Alberto & Freille, Sebastian & Moncarz, Pedro, 2013. "The role of federal transfers in regional convergence in human development indicators in Argentina," Investigaciones Regionales, Asociación Española de Ciencia Regional, issue 27, pages 33-63.

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