On topological chaos in the Robinson-Solow-Srinivasan model
In this paper, we offer an instance of (topologically) chaotic optimal behavior in a twosector model with irreversible investment, originally formulated by Robinson, Solow and Srinivasan. Our result follows from the theory of turbulence in non-linear dynamical systems, and relies only on the existence of a continuous optimal policy function. The fact that there is a unique optimal program from each initial stock when future utilities are discounted by a factor smaller than the labor-capital ratio may be of independent interest.
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