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Existence and Uniqueness of Equilibrium in Nonoptimal Unbounded Infinite Horizon Economies

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  • Olivier F. Morand

    (University of Connecticut)

  • Kevin L. Reffett

    (Arizona State University)

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In applied work in macroeconomics and finance, nonoptimal infinite horizon economies are often studied in the the state space is unbounded. Important examples of such economies are single vector growth models with production externalities, valued fiat money, monopolistic competition, and/or distortionary government taxation. Although sufficient conditions for existence and uniqueness of Markovian equilibrium are well known for the compact state space case, no similar sufficient conditions exist for unbounded growth. This paper provides such a set of sufficient conditions, and also present a computational algorithm that will prove asymptotically consistent when computing Markovian equilibrium.

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Paper provided by University of Connecticut, Department of Economics in its series Working papers with number 2001-02.

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Length: 21 pages
Date of creation: Apr 2001
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Handle: RePEc:uct:uconnp:2001-02

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  1. Leonard J Mirman & Olivier F. Morand & Kevin L. Reffett, 2004. "A Qualitative Approach to Markovian Equilibrium in Infinite Horizon Economies with Capital," Levine's Bibliography 122247000000000224, UCLA Department of Economics.
  2. Tom Krebs, 2006. "Recursive equilibrium in endogenous growth models with incomplete markets," Economic Theory, Springer, vol. 29(3), pages 505-523, November.
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  4. Crettez, Bertrand & Morhaim, Lisa, 2012. "Existence of competitive equilibrium in a non-optimal one-sector economy without conditions on the distorted marginal product of capital," Mathematical Social Sciences, Elsevier, vol. 63(3), pages 197-206.
  5. Manjira Datta & Kevin L. Reffett, 2005. "Isotone Recursive Methods: the Case of Homogeneous Agents," Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers 05-012/2, Tinbergen Institute.
  6. Manjira Datta & Leonard J. Mirman & Olivier F. Morand & Kevin L. Reffett, 2005. "Markovian Equilibrium in Infinite Horizon Economies with Incomplete Markets and Public Policy," Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers 05-013/2, Tinbergen Institute.
  7. repec:dgr:uvatin:2005013 is not listed on IDEAS
  8. Cuong Le Van & Lisa Morhaim & Yiannis Vailakis, 2008. "Monotone concave operators: An application to the existence and uniqueness of solutions to the Bellman equation," Discussion Papers 0803, Exeter University, Department of Economics.
  9. Manjira Datta & Leonard Mirman & Kevin Reffett, . "Nonclassical Brock-Mirman Economies," Working Papers 2179544, Department of Economics, W. P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University.
  10. Kevin Reffett & Olivier Morand, 2008. "Isotone recursive methods for Stationary Markov Equilibra in OLG models with stochastic nonclassical production," 2008 Meeting Papers 470, Society for Economic Dynamics.
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  12. Kevin Reffett & Olivier Morand, . "On the Existence and Characterization of Markovian Equilibrium in Models with Simple Non-paternalistic Altruism," Working Papers 2133478, Department of Economics, W. P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University.
  13. Morand, Olivier F. & Reffett, Kevin L., 2007. "Stationary Markovian equilibrium in overlapping generation models with stochastic nonclassical production and Markov shocks," Journal of Mathematical Economics, Elsevier, vol. 43(3-4), pages 501-522, April.

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