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Efficient Ramsey Equilbria

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  • Robert A. Becker

    (Indiana University)

  • Tapan Mitra

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    (Cornell University)

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Ramsey equilibrium models with heterogeneous agents and borrowing constraints are shown to yield efficient equilibrium sequences of aggregate capital and consumption. The proof of this result is based on verifying that equilibrium sequences of prices satisfy the Malinvaud criterion for efficiency.

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Paper provided by Center for Applied Economics and Policy Research, Economics Department, Indiana University Bloomington in its series Caepr Working Papers with number 2011-009.

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Length: 36 pages
Date of creation: Sep 2011
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Handle: RePEc:inu:caeprp:2011-009

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  1. Mitra, Tapan & Sorger, Gerhard, 2013. "On Ramseyʼs conjecture," Journal of Economic Theory, Elsevier, vol. 148(5), pages 1953-1976.
  2. Robert Becker & Stefano Bosi & Cuong Le Van & Thomas Seegmuller, 2012. "On existence, efficiency and bubbles of Ramsey equilibrium with borrowing constraints," Caepr Working Papers 2012-001, Center for Applied Economics and Policy Research, Economics Department, Indiana University Bloomington.
  3. Stefano Bosi & Cuong Le Van, 2011. "On the existence of a Ramsey equilibrium with endogenous labor supply and borrowing constraints," Université Paris1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (Post-Print and Working Papers) halshs-00612131, HAL.
  4. Stefano Bosi & Cuong Le Van & Ngoc-Sang Pham, 2014. "Intertemporal equilibrium with production: bubbles and efficiency," Working Papers 2014-306, Department of Research, Ipag Business School.
  5. Stefano Bosi & Cuong Le Van & Ngoc-Sang Pham, 2014. "Intertemporal equilibrium with production: bubbles and efficiency," Documents de travail du Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne 14043, Université Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris 1), Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne.
  6. Stefano Bosi & Cuong Le Van & Ngoc-Sang Pham, 2014. "Intertemporal equilibrium with production: bubbles and efficiency," Université Paris1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (Post-Print and Working Papers) halshs-01020888, HAL.

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