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Some Foundations for Multiplicative Habits Models

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  • Ryoji Hiraguchi

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While consumption models with multiplicative habits are becoming increasingly popular, some important theoretical questions about these models have not yet been addressed. This paper fills three such gaps: Existence of an optimal consumption path; satisfaction, by that path, of the consumption Euler equation; and convergence of that path to the stationary (steady state) path.

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Paper provided by The Johns Hopkins University,Department of Economics in its series Economics Working Paper Archive with number 516.

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  1. Gómez Manuel A., 2010. "Endogenous Growth, Habit Formation and Convergence Speed," The B.E. Journal of Macroeconomics, De Gruyter, vol. 10(1), pages 1-32, January.
  2. Hiraguchi, Ryoji, 2011. "A two sector endogenous growth model with habit formation," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Elsevier, vol. 35(4), pages 430-441, April.
  3. Manuel Gómez, 2010. "A note on external habits and efficiency in the AK model," Journal of Economics, Springer, vol. 99(1), pages 53-64, February.
  4. Gomez Suarez, Manuel A., 2008. "Utility and production externalities, equilibrium efficiency and leisure specification," Journal of Macroeconomics, Elsevier, vol. 30(4), pages 1496-1519, December.

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