Will the consumption externalities' effects in the Ramsey model please stand up?
According to the prior literature, in a Ramsey model, consumption externalities have no impact on steady state behavior, once labor supply is exogenous. In contrast, this paper argues that -- in the presence of technical change -- consumption externalities always affect steady state behavior, via their impact on the elasticity of marginal utility of consumption.
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