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Indeterminacy And The Role Of Factor Substitutability

  • NISHIMURA, KAZUO
  • VENDITTI, ALAIN

We discuss the role of the elasticity of substitution in the local determinacy properties of a steady state or a stationary balanced growth path in a general multisector economy with CES technologies. Our main results are the following: We give some sufficient conditions for the occurrence of local indeterminacy in exogenous and endogenous growth models. We show that local indeterminacy takes place even without a capital intensity reversal from the private to the social level if the productive factors are weakly substitutable. Moreover, we show that the conditions for local indeterminacy in exogenous growth models and in endogenous growth models may be qualitatively different.

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Article provided by Cambridge University Press in its journal Macroeconomic Dynamics.

Volume (Year): 8 (2004)
Issue (Month): 04 (September)
Pages: 436-465

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