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Temporal Aggregation in a Multi-Sector Economy with Endogenous Growth

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  • Mercenier, J.
  • Michel, P.

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We provide a theoretical treatment of temporal aggregation in models that exhibit long-term endogenously-generated steady growth; hence generalizing our previous analysis (Econometrica 62, 1994, pp. 635-56). We introduce the property of steady-growth invariance - that the long-term growth of the continuous-time economy not be affected by the discretization - which imposes consistency restrictions on the joint formulation of preferences and stock accumulation of the discrete-time approximation. We establish, under mild conditions, these restrictions in the form of necessary and sufficient conditions on the discretization.

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Paper provided by Universite de Montreal, Departement de sciences economiques in its series Cahiers de recherche with number 9540.

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Length: 15 pages
Date of creation: 1995
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Handle: RePEc:mtl:montde:9540

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  1. Alemdar, Nedim M. & Sirakaya, Sibel & Husseinov, Farhad, 2006. "Optimal time aggregation of infinite horizon control problems," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Elsevier, vol. 30(4), pages 569-593, April.
  2. Amigues, J-P & Favard, P., Gaudet, G. & Moreaux, M, 1996. "On the Optimal Order of Natural Resource Use When the Capacity of the Inexhaustible Substitute is Limited," Cahiers de recherche 9628, Centre interuniversitaire de recherche en économie quantitative, CIREQ.
  3. Ragni, Stefania & Diele, Fasma & Marangi, Carmela, 2010. "Steady-state invariance in high-order Runge-Kutta discretization of optimal growth models," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Elsevier, vol. 34(7), pages 1248-1259, July.
  4. Rutherford, Thomas F. & Tarr, David G., 1998. "Trade liberalization and endogenous growth in a small open economy : a quantitative assessment," Policy Research Working Paper Series 1970, The World Bank.
  5. Touhami, A. & Martens, A., 1996. "Macroemesures in Computable General Equilibrium Models: a Probabilistic Treatment with an Application to Morocco," Cahiers de recherche 9621, Universite de Montreal, Departement de sciences economiques.
  6. Gustavo Gonzaga & Maria Cristina Terra & Jorge Cavalcante, 1997. "O impacto do Mercosul sobre o emprego setorial no Brasil," Textos para discussão 382, Department of Economics PUC-Rio (Brazil).

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