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Bequests and the Intergenerational Degree of Altruism

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  • Thibault, E.

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This 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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Paper provided by Universite Aix-Marseille III in its series G.R.E.Q.A.M. with number 99a43.

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Length: 9 pages
Date of creation: 1999
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Handle: RePEc:fth:aixmeq:99a43

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Keywords: MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS ; INHERITANCE ; GENERATIONS;

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  1. Barro, Robert J., 1974. "Are Government Bonds Net Wealth?," Scholarly Articles 3451399, Harvard University Department of Economics.
  2. Andrew B. Abel, . "Operative Gift and Bequest Motives," Rodney L. White Center for Financial Research Working Papers 9-87, Wharton School Rodney L. White Center for Financial Research.
  3. Emmanuel Thibault, 2000. "Existence of equilibrium in an OLG model with production and altruistic preferences," Economic Theory, Springer, vol. 15(3), pages 709-715.
  4. 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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Cited by:
  1. Bruno DECREUSE & Bertrand WIGNIOLLE, 2006. "Schizophrénie intergénérationnelle," Discussion Papers (REL - Recherches Economiques de Louvain) 2006013, Université catholique de Louvain, Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales (IRES).
  2. Emmanuel Thibault, 2008. "Dynamic efficiency and intergenerational altruism," Review of Economic Dynamics, Elsevier for the Society for Economic Dynamics, vol. 11(3), pages 679-687, July.
  3. Michel, Philippe & Thibault, Emmanuel & Vidal, Jean-Pierre, 2004. "Intergenerational altruism and neoclassical growth models," Working Paper Series 0386, European Central Bank.
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