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A constructive geometrical approach to the uniqueness of Markov stationary equilibrium in stochastic games of intergenerational altruism

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  • Balbus, Łukasz
  • Reffett, Kevin
  • Woźny, Łukasz

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We provide sufficient conditions for existence and uniqueness of a monotone, Lipschitz continuous Markov stationary Nash equilibrium (MSNE) and characterize its associated Stationary Markov equilibrium in a class of intergenerational paternalistic altruism models with stochastic production. Our methods are constructive, and emphasize both order-theoretic and geometrical properties of nonlinear fixed point operators, and relate our results to the construction of globally stable numerical schemes that construct approximate Markov equilibrium in our models. Our results provide a new catalog of tools for the rigorous analysis of MSNE on minimal state spaces for OLG economies with stochastic production and limited commitment.

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  • Balbus, Łukasz & Reffett, Kevin & Woźny, Łukasz, 2013. "A constructive geometrical approach to the uniqueness of Markov stationary equilibrium in stochastic games of intergenerational altruism," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Elsevier, vol. 37(5), pages 1019-1039.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:dyncon:v:37:y:2013:i:5:p:1019-1039
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jedc.2013.01.005
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    Keywords

    Stochastic games; Constructive methods; Intergenerational altruism;

    JEL classification:

    • C62 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Existence and Stability Conditions of Equilibrium
    • C73 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Stochastic and Dynamic Games; Evolutionary Games
    • D91 - Microeconomics - - Micro-Based Behavioral Economics - - - Role and Effects of Psychological, Emotional, Social, and Cognitive Factors on Decision Making

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