Poverty traps and growth in a model of endogenous time preference
AbstractWe study the effect of endogenous time preference in a simple neo-classical model of growth. The variation of time preference causes the economy to have multiple steady states, some of which are similar to poverty traps. The stability properties of these steady states are analyzed. The results are interpreted in light of the growth experiences of developing economies. The model can explain why two economies that have identical production technologies and identical preferences may converge to different levels of income depending on initial conditions. --
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Intertemporal choice; Saving; Growth; Local stability; Poverty traps;
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- Chakrabarty Debajyoti, 2012. "Poverty Traps and Growth in a Model of Endogenous Time Preference," The B.E. Journal of Macroeconomics, De Gruyter, De Gruyter, vol. 12(1), pages 1-35, July.
- Debajyoti Chakrabarty, 2000. "Poverty traps and Growth in a model of Endogenous Time Preference," Departmental Working Papers, Rutgers University, Department of Economics 200018, Rutgers University, Department of Economics.
- D91 - Microeconomics - - Intertemporal Choice - - - Intertemporal Household Choice; Life Cycle Models and Saving
- E21 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Consumption; Saving; Wealth
- C62 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Existence and Stability Conditions of Equilibrium
- O40 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - General
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