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Endogenous growth with addictive habits

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  • Augeraud-Veron, Emmanuelle
  • Bambi, Mauro

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In this paper, we investigate the global dynamics of an endogenous growth model with linear technology and addictive habits. We find feasible parameters’ conditions under which: (a) the resulting equilibrium consumption path is steeper than in a standard AK model; (b) endogenous fluctuations in the form of damping fluctuations around the balanced growth path emerge; (c) the Easterlin’s paradox emerges. The relevance of these results is explained comparing our findings with the results already known in the existing literature.

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  • Augeraud-Veron, Emmanuelle & Bambi, Mauro, 2015. "Endogenous growth with addictive habits," Journal of Mathematical Economics, Elsevier, vol. 56(C), pages 15-25.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:mateco:v:56:y:2015:i:c:p:15-25
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jmateco.2014.11.002
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    Keywords

    Habit formation; Consumption smoothing; Endogenous fluctuations;
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    • E00 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - General - - - General
    • E21 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Consumption; Saving; Wealth
    • O40 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - General

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