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Equilibrium Dynamics in a Two-Sector Model with Taxes

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  • Ortigueira, Salvador
  • Santos, Manuel S.

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In this paper we are concerned with the equilibrium dynamics of a two-sector model of endogenous growth with distortionary taxes. We show that for certain parameters values and tax schemes every equilibrium orbit--except the steady state solution--is non-interior; i.e., there are times in which one of the sectors is inactive. This analysis confirms that in multisector models the set of easily checkable, universal conditions that can guarantee the interiority of equilibrium solutions is rather limited.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Economic Theory.

Volume (Year): 105 (2002)
Issue (Month): 1 (July)
Pages: 99-119

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Handle: RePEc:eee:jetheo:v:105:y:2002:i:1:p:99-119

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Cited by:
  1. Manuel Santos, . "On Non-Existence of Markov Equilibria in Competitive-Market Economies," Working Papers 2133305, Department of Economics, W. P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University.
  2. Dirk Bethmann, 2007. "Homogeneity, Saddle Path Stability, and Logarithmic Preferences in Economic Models," Discussion Paper Series 0702, Institute of Economic Research, Korea University.
  3. Manuel S. Santos, 2003. "Simulation-Based Estimation Of Dynamic Models With Continuous Equilibrium Solutions," Economics Working Papers we034716, Universidad Carlos III, Departamento de Economía.
  4. Reinhorn Leslie J., 2009. "Dynamic Optimal Taxation with Human Capital," The B.E. Journal of Macroeconomics, De Gruyter, vol. 9(1), pages 1-21, October.
  5. Stephen J. Turnovsky & Cecilia Garcia-Pe–alosa, 2006. "The Dynamics of Wealth and Income Distribution in a Neoclassical Growth Model," IDEP Working Papers 0604, Institut d'economie publique (IDEP), Marseille, France, revised Jul 2006.
  6. Turnovsky, Stephen J. & Garci­a-Peñalosa, Cecilia, 2008. "Distributional dynamics in a neoclassical growth model: The role of elastic labor supply," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Elsevier, vol. 32(5), pages 1399-1431, May.
  7. Duernecker, Georg, 2007. "Growth Effects of Consumption Jealousy in a Two-Sector Model," Economics Series 201, Institute for Advanced Studies.
  8. Santos, Manuel S., 2002. "On Non-existence of Markov Equilibria in Competitive-Market Economies," Journal of Economic Theory, Elsevier, vol. 105(1), pages 73-98, July.
  9. Hu, Yunfang & Mino, Kazuo, 2004. "Fiscal Policy, Home Production and Growth Dynamics," MPRA Paper 17017, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  10. García-Belenguer, Fernando, 2006. "Stability, Global Dynamics and Markov Equilibrium in Models of Economic Growth," Working Papers in Economic Theory 2006/05, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain), Department of Economic Analysis (Economic Theory and Economic History).
  11. Garcia-Belenguer, Fernando, 2007. "Stability, global dynamics and Markov equilibrium in models of endogenous economic growth," Journal of Economic Theory, Elsevier, vol. 136(1), pages 392-416, September.
  12. Santos, Manuel S., 2004. "Simulation-based estimation of dynamic models with continuous equilibrium solutions," Journal of Mathematical Economics, Elsevier, vol. 40(3-4), pages 465-491, June.
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  14. Ghiglino, Christian, 2002. "Introduction to a General Equilibrium Approach to Economic Growth," Journal of Economic Theory, Elsevier, vol. 105(1), pages 1-17, July.
  15. Wei-Bin Zhang, 2010. "Growth, economic structure, and residential distribution of a small city," International Review of Economics, Springer, vol. 57(1), pages 47-78, March.
  16. Hyun Park, 2009. "Ramsey fiscal policy and endogenous growth," Economic Theory, Springer, vol. 39(3), pages 377-398, June.
  17. Kei Hosoya, 2003. "Tax financed government health expenditure and growth with capital deepening externality," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 5(14), pages 1-10.

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