Intergenerational Altruism and the Environment
AbstractThis paper constructs an overlapping generations model of pollution externality wherein individuals are altruistically linked to their offspring as in Barro (1974). It is shown that steady state consumption may be a decreasing function of the intergenerational degree of altruism. Despite individuals' altruism, the competitive equilibrium is not optimal. We thus study the social optimum and prove that it can be decentralised.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Universite Aix-Marseille III in its series G.R.E.Q.A.M. with number 99a03.
Length: 22 pages
Date of creation: 1999
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- D62 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Externalities
- D64 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Altruism; Philanthropy
- D91 - Microeconomics - - Intertemporal Choice - - - Intertemporal Household Choice; Life Cycle Models and Saving
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