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Consumption habits in an overlapping-generations model

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  • Velculescu, Delia

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This paper introduces consumption habits in the Blanchard (1985) overlapping-generations model. It shows that steady-state capital and consumption are higher if individuals have habits than otherwise. Moreover, "inward habits" lead to higher steady-state capital and consumption compared to "outward habits."

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 111 (2011)
Issue (Month): 2 (May)
Pages: 127-130

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:111:y:2011:i:2:p:127-130

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Keywords: Habit formation Relative consumption Overlapping generations;

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