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Indeterminacy and expectation-driven fluctuations with non-separable preferences

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  • Nishimura, Kazuo
  • Venditti, Alain

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We consider a continuous-time two-sector infinite-horizon model with sector-specific externalities, endogenous labor and a concave homogeneous non-separable utility function. We show that local indeterminacy arises with a low elasticity of intertemporal substitution in consumption provided the wage elasticity of the labor supply and the elasticity of substitution between consumption and leisure are low enough. Such a result cannot hold with additively separable preferences for which local indeterminacy requires a large enough elasticity of intertemporal substitution in consumption.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Mathematical Social Sciences.

Volume (Year): 60 (2010)
Issue (Month): 1 (July)
Pages: 46-56

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Handle: RePEc:eee:matsoc:v:60:y:2010:i:1:p:46-56

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Keywords: Sector-specific externalities Endogenous labor Non-separable concave homogeneous utility functions Intertemporal substitution in consumption Local indeterminacy;

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  1. Frederic Dufourt & Kazuo Nishimura & Alain Venditti, 2013. "Indeterminacy and sunspot fluctuations in two-sector RBC models: theory and calibration," Working Papers halshs-00796236, HAL.
  2. Kazuo Nishimura & Carine Nourry & Thomas Seegmuller & Alain Venditti, 2013. "Destabilizing balanced-budget consumption taxes in multi-sector economies," International Journal of Economic Theory, The International Society for Economic Theory, vol. 9(1), pages 113-130, 03.
  3. Magris, Francesco, 2012. "Indeterminacy and multiple steady states with sector-specific externalities," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 29(6), pages 2664-2672.

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