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Consumption Externalities and Wealth Distribution in a Neoclassical Growth Model

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  • Kazuo Mino

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    (Institute of Economic Research, Kyoto University)

  • Yasuhiro Nakamoto

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    (Faculty of Economics, Kyushu Sangyo University)

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This paper explores the distributional effect of consumption externalities in a neoclassical growth model with heterogeneous agents. The economy consists of two types of agents each of which perceives different degrees of intergroup as well as intragroup consumption external effects. It is shown that the stationary distribution and transitional dynamics are highly sensitive to the specification of preference structures of each type of agents.

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Paper provided by Kyoto University, Institute of Economic Research in its series KIER Working Papers with number 683.

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Length: 33pages
Date of creation: Oct 2009
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Handle: RePEc:kyo:wpaper:683

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