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Optimal policy and consumption smoothing effects in the time-to-build AK model

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  • Bambi, Mauro
  • Fabbri, Giorgio
  • Gozzi, Fausto

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In this paper the dynamic programming approach is exploited in order to identify the closed loop policy function, and the consumption smoothing mechanisms in an endogenous growth model with time to build, linear technology and irreversibility constraint in investment. Moreover the link among the time to build parameter, the maximum capital reproduction rate, and the magnitude of the smoothing effect is deeply investigated and compared with what happens in a vintage capital model characterized by the same technology and utility function. Finally we have analyzed the effect of time to build on the speed of convergence of the main aggregate variables.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 17128.

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Keywords: Time-to-build; AK model; Dynamic programming; optimal strategies; closed loop policy.;

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  1. d'Albis, Hippolyte & Augeraud-Véron, Emmanuelle & Hupkes, Herman Jan, 2014. "Multiple Solutions in Systems of Functional Differential Equations," MPRA Paper 54777, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  2. Raouf Boucekkine & Giorgio Fabbri & Patrick-Antoine Pintus, 2011. "On the optimal control of a linear neutral differential equation arising in economics," Working Papers halshs-00576770, HAL.
  3. Caulkins, Jonathan P. & Hartl, Richard F. & Kort, Peter M., 2010. "Delay equivalence in capital accumulation models," Journal of Mathematical Economics, Elsevier, vol. 46(6), pages 1243-1246, November.
  4. Emmanuelle Augeraud-Veron & Mauro Bambi, 2012. "Does habit formation always increase the agents' desire to smooth consumption?," Discussion Papers 12/12, Department of Economics, University of York.
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  6. Mauro Bambi & Omar Licandro, 2011. "Endogenous Growth and Wave-Like Business Fluctuation," Working Papers 533, Barcelona Graduate School of Economics.

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