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Cycles and Indeterminacy in Overlapping Generations Economies with Stone-Geary Preferences

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  • Erkki Koskela
  • Mikko Puhakka
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    We investigate dynamics in an overlapping generations economy with Stone-Geary preferences. We show that a steady state exists, and furthermore and importantly, that there can be a multitude of two cycles even though intertemporal elasticity of substitution in consumption exceeds unity.

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    Paper provided by CESifo Group Munich in its series CESifo Working Paper Series with number 1737.

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    Date of creation: 2006
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    Handle: RePEc:ces:ceswps:_1737

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    Keywords: Stone-Geary preferences; overlapping generations economy; cycles and indeterminacy;

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    1. Barnett, Richard C. & Bhattacharya, Joydeep & Bunzel, Helle, 2007. "Minimum Consumption Requirements and Cycles in an Overlapping Generations Model of Money," Staff General Research Papers 12834, Iowa State University, Department of Economics.
    2. Richard C. Barnett & Joydeep Bhattacharya & Helle Bunzel, 2007. "Resurrecting Equilibria Through Cycles," Economics Working Papers 2007-12, School of Economics and Management, University of Aarhus.
    3. Richard C. Barnett & Joydeep Bhattacharya, 2007. "Rejuveniles and Growth," Economics Working Papers 2007-11, School of Economics and Management, University of Aarhus.

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