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Competitive Growth In A Life-Cycle Model: Existence And Dynamics

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  • Hippolyte d'Albis
  • Emmanuelle Augeraud-véron

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The dynamic behavior of the capital growth rate is analyzed using an overlapping-generations model with continuous trading. Assuming a technology satisfying constant social returns to capital, the equilibrium growth rate is piecewise-defined by functional differential equations with both delayed and advanced terms. The main result concerns the existence of a solution expressed as a series of exponentials, which is shown to crucially depend on the initial wealth distribution among cohorts. Upon existence, the dynamics of the capital growth rate has a saddle-point trajectory that converges to a unique steady state. Along the transition path, the growth rate exhibits exponentially decreasing oscillations. Copyright � (2009) by the Economics Department of the University of Pennsylvania and the Osaka University Institute of Social and Economic Research Association.

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Article provided by Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania and Osaka University Institute of Social and Economic Research Association in its journal International Economic Review.

Volume (Year): 50 (2009)
Issue (Month): 2 (05)
Pages: 459-484

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