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On the Existence and Characterization of Markovian Equilibrium in Models with Simple Non-Paternalistic Altruism

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  • Olivier F. Morand

    (University of Connecticut)

  • Kevin L. Reffett

    (Arizona State University)

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This paper provides sufficient conditions for existence of Markovian equilibrium in models with non-paternalistic altruism extending to one generation ahead. When utility is non-separable, we show that each equilibrium savings policy correspondence is increasing everywhere and single-valued, except perhaps on a countable number of points. It is also upper hemi-continuous where it is single valued. When utility is separable, we show that the equilibrium is unique, increasing, and continuous, and we provide an algorithm converging uniformly to the equilibrium.

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Paper provided by University of Connecticut, Department of Economics in its series Working papers with number 2002-06.

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Length: 8 pages
Date of creation: Jun 2002
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Handle: RePEc:uct:uconnp:2002-06

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