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Indeterminacy in a Small Open Economy Ramsey Growth Model

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  • Weder, Mark

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This paper presents a small open economy version of the Benhabib and Farmer [2] two sector optimal growth model with production externalities. It is shown that indeterminacy is considerably easier to obtain under a regime of perfect world capital markets than in the closed economy variant. Furthermore, the result is not dependent on high labour supply elasticity since that input is fixed. The paper also examines a variant that takes into account external borrowing constraints and it is shown that the qualitative results on indeterminacy remain basically unaffected by this extension.

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

Volume (Year): 98 (2001)
Issue (Month): 2 (June)
Pages: 339-356

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Handle: RePEc:eee:jetheo:v:98:y:2001:i:2:p:339-356

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  1. Jagdeep S. Bhandari & Nadeem Ul Haque & Stephen J. Turnovsky, 1990. "Growth, External Debt, and Sovereign Risk in a Small Open Economy," IMF Staff Papers, Palgrave Macmillan, vol. 37(2), pages 388-417, June.
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