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Equilibrium dynamics in an aggregative model of capital accumulation with heterogeneous agents and elastic labor

  • Le Van, Cuong
  • Nguyen, Manh-Hung
  • Vailakis, Yiannis

The paper extends the canonical representative agent Ramsey model to include heterogeneous agents and elastic labor supply. The welfare maximization problem is analyzed and shown to be equivalent to a non-stationary reduced form model. An iterative procedure is exploited to prove the supermodularity of the indirect utility function. Supermodularity is subsequently used to establish the convergence of optimal paths.

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Volume (Year): 43 (2007)
Issue (Month): 3-4 (April)
Pages: 287-317

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