The transfer paradox in a one-sector overlapping generations model
This paper examines the effects of international income transfers on capital accumulation and welfare in a one-sector overlapping generations model. It is shown that a strong form of the transfer paradox - in which the donor country experiences a welfare gain while the recipient country experiences a welfare loss - may occur both in and out of steady state. In addition, it is shown that a weak form of the transfer paradox - where either the donor or recipient (but not both) experiences a paradoxical welfare effect - may characterize all segments of the transition path not already characterized by the strong transfer paradox.
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