On the Impatience Foundations of Long-run Heterogeneity
AbstractThis article is aimed at the reconsideration of Ramsey long-run distribution concerns, i.e., the so-called impatience problem, when consumption paths display homothetic growth. Is it possible for heterogeneous agents to survive in the course of an equilibrium characterised by a common growth rate in spite of their dissimilarity ? For a two consumers environment, it is first recalled that it is only under an implausible knife-edge condition that involves individuals preferences plus techological parameters that a separable representation with an invariant rate of impatience can allow for positive consumption growth rates for both agents.
Download InfoTo our knowledge, this item is not available for download. To find whether it is available, there are three options:
1. Check below under "Related research" whether another version of this item is available online.
2. Check on the provider's web page whether it is in fact available.
3. Perform a search for a similarly titled item that would be available.
Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by UniversitÃ© PanthÃ©on-Sorbonne (Paris 1) in its series Papiers d'Economie MathÃ©matique et Applications with number 2000.123.
Length: 20 pages
Date of creation: 2000
Date of revision:
Contact details of provider:
Postal: France; Universite de Paris I - Pantheon- Sorbonne, 12 Place de Pantheon-75005 Paris, France
Phone: + 33 44 07 81 00
Fax: + 33 1 44 07 83 01
Web page: http://cermsem.univ-paris1.fr/
More information through EDIRC
DISTRIBUTION ; CONSUMPTION ; GROWTH RATE;
Find related papers by JEL classification:
- D90 - Microeconomics - - Intertemporal Choice - - - General
- E32 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Business Fluctuations; Cycles
- O40 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - General
You can help add them by filling out this form.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Thomas Krichel).
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.