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On Choice of Technique in the Robinson-Solow-Srinivasan Model

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  • Khan, M. Ali

    (Johns Hopkins U)

  • Mitra, Tapan

    (Cornell U)

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We report results on the optimal "choice of technique" in a model originally formulated by Robinson, Solow and Srinivasan. By viewing this model as a specific instance of the general theory of intertemporal resource allocation associated with Brock, Gale and McKenzie, we resolve long-standing conjectures in the form of theorems on the existence and price-support of optimal paths, and on their long-run behavior. We also examine policies, due to Stiglitz, as a cornerstone for a theory of transition dynamics in this model. We present examples to show that (i) an optimal program can be periodic, (ii) a Stiglitz' program can be bad, and (iii) a Stiglitz production program can be non-optimal. We then provide sufficient conditions under which the policies proposed by Stiglitz coincide with optimal behavior.

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Paper provided by Cornell University, Center for Analytic Economics in its series Working Papers with number 04-13.

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  3. Khan, M. Ali & Mitra, Tapan, 2004. "On Topological Chaos in the Robinson-Solow-Srinivasan Model," Working Papers 04-18, Cornell University, Center for Analytic Economics.
  4. Khan, M. Ali & Zaslavski, Alexander J., 2009. "On existence of optimal programs: The RSS model without concavity assumptions on felicities," Journal of Mathematical Economics, Elsevier, vol. 45(9-10), pages 624-633, September.
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