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A Note on Indeterminacy in Overlapping Generations Economies with Environment and Endogenous Labor Supply

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  • Thomas Seegmuller

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    (CES - Centre d'économie de la Sorbonne - CNRS : UMR8174 - Université Paris I - Panthéon-Sorbonne)

  • Alban Verchère

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    (PREACTIS - Centre de Recherche en gestion - Université Jean Monnet - Saint-Etienne)

Abstract

We consider an overlapping generations model with environment and an elastic labor supply. In this framework, consumers have to choose between consumption, environmental quality, and leisure. We show the existence of both deterministic cycles and indeterminacy. In contrast to previous results, the emergence of endogenous fluctuations does not require a high emission rate of pollution.

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Paper provided by HAL in its series Université Paris1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (Post-Print and Working Papers) with number halshs-00194230.

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Date of creation: Jun 2007
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Publication status: Published, Macroeconomic Dynamics, 2007, 11, 3, 423-429
Handle: RePEc:hal:cesptp:halshs-00194230

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Keywords: Environment ; labor supply ; overlapping generations ; indeterminacy ; endogenous cycles;

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Cited by:
  1. De Beir, Jean & Fodha, Mouez & Magris, Francesco, 2010. "Life Cycle Of Products And Cycles," Macroeconomic Dynamics, Cambridge University Press, vol. 14(02), pages 212-230, April.
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  4. Stefano Bosi & David Desmarchelier & Lionel Ragot, 2013. "Pollution effects on labor supply and growth," CEEES Paper Series CE3S-05/13, European University at St. Petersburg, Department of Economics.
  5. Bosi, Stefano & Desmarchelier, David, 2013. "Demography and pollution," Research in Economics, Elsevier, vol. 67(4), pages 316-323.

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