Bequests and the Intergenerational Degree of Altruism
AbstractThis paper shows that Barro's (1974) debt neutrliaty theorem does not hold in OLG economies whenever the marginal rate of substitution between both periods' consumptions evaluated at the modified golden rule capital stock is lower that the degree of intergenerational altruism. It could be deduced from this result that an increase in the degree of altruism induces an increase in bequests.
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MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS ; INHERITANCE ; GENERATIONS;
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- Emmanuel THIBAULT, 2001. "Bequests and the Intergenerational Degree of Altruism," Discussion Papers (REL - Recherches Economiques de Louvain) 2001022, Université catholique de Louvain, Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales (IRES).
- C62 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Existence and Stability Conditions of Equilibrium
- D91 - Microeconomics - - Intertemporal Choice and Growth - - - Intertemporal Consumer Choice; Life Cycle Models and Saving
- O41 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - One, Two, and Multisector Growth Models
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