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Capital Mobility in a Dynastic Framework

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  • Vidal, Jean-Pierre
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    This paper studies the pattern of capital mobility within a two-country dynastic model in which each country is exogenously characterized by its degree of altruism toward children. The steady-state welfare implications of restricted as well as unrestricted capital mobility are established. It is shown that world integration increases the steady-state welfare of the more altruistic capital exporting country and can either increase or reduce the steady-state welfare of the less altruistic capital importing country. Copyright 2000 by Oxford University Press.

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    Article provided by Oxford University Press in its journal Oxford Economic Papers.

    Volume (Year): 52 (2000)
    Issue (Month): 3 (July)
    Pages: 606-25

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    Handle: RePEc:oup:oxecpp:v:52:y:2000:i:3:p:606-25

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    Cited by:
    1. Michel, Philippe & Thibault, Emmanuel & Vidal, Jean-Pierre, 2006. "Intergenerational altruism and neoclassical growth models," Handbook on the Economics of Giving, Reciprocity and Altruism, Elsevier.
    2. Michel, Philippe & Vidal, Jean-Pierre, 2003. "Self-control and savings," Working Paper Series 0211, European Central Bank.
    3. Michel, P. & Vidal., J.-P., 1998. "Economic Integration and Growth under Intergenerational Financing of Human Capital Formation," Cambridge Working Papers in Economics 9809, Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge.
    4. Amacher, Gregory S. & Koskela, Erkki & Ollikainen, Markku, 2002. "Optimal Forest Policies in an Overlapping Generations Economy with Timber and Money Bequests," Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Elsevier, vol. 44(2), pages 346-369, September.

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