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Myopic and perfect foresight in the OLG model

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  • Michel, Philippe

    (Université de la Méditerranée, IUF; GREQAM, Marseille)

  • de la Croix, David

    (UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN, Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales (IRES) ; Belgian National Fund for Scientific Research (FNRS))

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We compare the dynamics under myopic foresight and under perfect foresight in an overlapping generations model with capital accumulation and two-period lived individuals. When the rational dynamics are defined and the myopic dynamics are monotonic, the study of myopic foresight allows to characterize the dynamics under perfect foresight. The study of myopic dynamics also allows to obtain a condition of uniqueness of the steady state that bears only on the second order derivatives of the utility and production functions.

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Paper provided by Université catholique de Louvain, Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales (IRES) in its series Discussion Papers (IRES - Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales) with number 1999014.

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Date of creation: 01 May 1999
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Handle: RePEc:ctl:louvir:1999014

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Keywords: perfect foresight; myopic foresight; stability;

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  1. Galor, Oded & Ryder, Harl E., 1989. "Existence, uniqueness, and stability of equilibrium in an overlapping-generations model with productive capital," Journal of Economic Theory, Elsevier, vol. 49(2), pages 360-375, December.
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