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Existence and Uniqueness of Equilibrium in Distorted Dynamic Economies with Capital and Labor

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  • Datta, Manjira
  • Mirman, Leonard J.
  • Reffett, Kevin L.

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In this paper, we provide a set of sufficient conditions under which recursive competitive equilibrium exist and are unique for a large class of distorted dynamic equilibrium models with capital and elastic labor supply. We develop a monotone map approach to the problem. The class of economies for which we are able to obtain our existence result is apparently considerably larger than those considered in previous work. Additionally unlike previous work, we are able to also prove that this equilibrium is unique. We conclude by applying the new results to some important examples of monetary economies often used in applied work.
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  • Datta, Manjira & Mirman, Leonard J. & Reffett, Kevin L., 2002. "Existence and Uniqueness of Equilibrium in Distorted Dynamic Economies with Capital and Labor," Journal of Economic Theory, Elsevier, vol. 103(2), pages 377-410, April.
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    • C62 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Existence and Stability Conditions of Equilibrium
    • D51 - Microeconomics - - General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium - - - Exchange and Production Economies
    • D90 - Microeconomics - - Micro-Based Behavioral Economics - - - General
    • E10 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - General Aggregative Models - - - General

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