Occupational Choice and Dynamic Indeterminacy
AbstractThis 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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- E32 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Business Fluctuations; Cycles
- J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
- O40 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - General
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