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Convergence speed in the Ak endogenous growth model with habit formation

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  • Gómez, Manuel A.

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This paper analyzes the Ak endogenous growth model with habit formation. We prove analytically that the convergence speed is higher when habits are formed in an external way than when they are formed in an internal way.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 100 (2008)
Issue (Month): 1 (July)
Pages: 16-21

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:100:y:2008:i:1:p:16-21

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  1. Alberto Bucci & Luca Guerrini, 2009. "Transitional Dynamics in the Solow-Swan Growth Model with AK Technology and Logistic Population Change," DEGIT Conference Papers c014_020, DEGIT, Dynamics, Economic Growth, and International Trade.
  2. 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.
  3. Wei-Bin ZHANG, 2012. "Habits, Saving Propensity, And Economic Growth," Scientific Bulletin - Economic Sciences, University of Pitesti, vol. 11(2), pages 3-15.
  4. Wei-Bin Zhang, 2013. "Dynamic Interactions among Growth, Environmental Change, Habit Formation, and Preference Change," The International Journal of Economic Behavior - IJEB, Faculty of Business and Administration, University of Bucharest, vol. 3(1), pages 3-25, December.
  5. Wei-Bin Zhang, 2013. "Habit Formation and Preference Change with Capital and Renewable Resources," Business Systems Research, Society for Promotion of Business Information Technology (BIT), vol. 4(2), pages 108-125.
  6. Guerrini, Luca, 2010. "Transitional dynamics in the Ramsey model with AK technology and logistic population change," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 109(1), pages 17-19, October.
  7. Guerrini, Luca, 2010. "The Ramsey model with AK technology and a bounded population growth rate," Journal of Macroeconomics, Elsevier, vol. 32(4), pages 1178-1183, December.

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