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Pareto Optimality Of The Golden Rule Equilibrium In An Overlapping Generations Model With Production And Transfers

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  • Mertens, Jean-François
  • Rubinchik, Anna

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The main result is that the golden rule equilibrium (GRE) is Pareto optimal (in the classical sense) in an overlapping generations (OG) model with constant-returns-to-scale production, transfers, arbitrary life-time productivity and CES instantaneous felicity. In addition, we extend Cass and Yaari's [10] equivalence between efficiency (aggregate consumption dominance) and the present value dominance (with evaluation made using a candidate equilibrium price path).
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  • Mertens, Jean-François & Rubinchik, Anna, 2015. "Pareto Optimality Of The Golden Rule Equilibrium In An Overlapping Generations Model With Production And Transfers," Macroeconomic Dynamics, Cambridge University Press, vol. 19(08), pages 1780-1799, December.
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    2. Jean-François Mertens & Anna Rubinchik, 2017. "Discounting and welfare evaluation of policies," Journal of Public Economic Theory, Association for Public Economic Theory, vol. 19(5), pages 903-920, October.
    3. Jean-François Mertens & Anna Rubinchik, 2013. "Equilibria in an overlapping generations model with transfer policies and exogenous growth," Economic Theory, Springer;Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory (SAET), vol. 54(3), pages 537-595, November.

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    • D50 - Microeconomics - - General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium - - - General
    • E20 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - General (includes Measurement and Data)

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