National Debt Sustainability and the Dynamics in the Economy of Diamond
AbstractWe analyze the effect of a constant debt policy on capital accumulation and provide an in-depth treatment of the dynamics in the economy of Diamond. We derive the conditions for avoiding a debt crisis in both the short-run and the long-run and provide geometrical tools to analyze the issue of sustainability. There is always a level of debt ensuring that any level of capital between 0 and an upper limit, and in particular the Golden rule equilibrium, exists as a steady-state equilibrium, yet it is not necessarily stable. We also discuss poverty trap issues.
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Date of creation: 01 May 1999
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debt; sustainability; over-accumulation; Golden rule; poverty trap;
Other versions of this item:
- de la Croix, D. & Michel, P., 1999. "National Debt Sustainability and the Dynamics in the Economy of Diamond," G.R.E.Q.A.M. 99a56, Universite Aix-Marseille III.
- E32 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Business Fluctuations; Cycles
- O41 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - One, Two, and Multisector Growth Models
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