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A variety-expansion model of growth with external habit formation

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  • Doi, Junko
  • Mino, Kazuo

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This paper introduces consumption externalities into one of the base line models of growth in which continuing expansion of product variety sustains long-term growth. We assume that consumers set a benchmark stock of consumption for each good so that there are commodity-specific external effects. Each good is produced by a monopolistically competitive firm and the firm exploits the presence of consumption external effects in determining its profit-maximizing price. Given those settings, we show that the introduction of consumption externalities may affect the balanced-growth characterization, transitional dynamics and policy effects in fundamental manners.

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  • Doi, Junko & Mino, Kazuo, 2008. "A variety-expansion model of growth with external habit formation," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Elsevier, vol. 32(10), pages 3055-3083, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:dyncon:v:32:y:2008:i:10:p:3055-3083
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    JEL classification:

    • E2 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment
    • O3 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights
    • O4 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity

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