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Occupational Choice and Dynamic Indeterminacy

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  • Kazuo Mino

    (Ozaka University)

  • Koji Shimomura

    (Kobe University)

  • Ping Wang

    (Vanderbilt University)

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This paper construct a two-sector model of two-period lived overlapping generations with endogenous occupational choice where ability-heterogeneous agents choose whether to become educated when young. We show that the steady-state equilibrium can be locally indeterminate even under linear preferences and constant-returns Cobb-Douglas production technologies, regardless of the factor-intensity rankings. Thus, endogenous occupational choice can result in dynamic indeterminacy without complicate preferences/technologies and without requiring the consumption-good production $more capital-intensive. (Copyright: Elsevier)

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Article provided by Elsevier for the Society for Economic Dynamics in its journal Review of Economic Dynamics.

Volume (Year): 8 (2005)
Issue (Month): 1 (January)
Pages: 138-153

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Keywords: occupational choice; overlapping generations; indeterminacy of equilibrium;

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  1. Maria José Gil-Moltó & Dimitrios Varvarigos, 2013. "Endogenous Market Structure, Occupational Choice, and Growth Cycles," Discussion Papers in Economics 13/05, Department of Economics, University of Leicester.

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