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Characterization of stationary preferences in a continuous time framework

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We characterize preference relations on continuous time consumption paths which admit an exponential discounting representation. We provide two theorems as such, one in the cardinal framework and another in the ordinal framework. Our characterizations parallel the known characterizations in discrete time framework. In the cardinal framework, we adopt the axioms of Epstein (1983), which characterize a stationary preference relation in discrete time, and obtain the exponential discounting model as a special case of the discounting model proposed by Uzawa (1968). In the ordinal framework, we adopt the axioms of Bleichrodt et al. (2008) which were proposed to generalize Koopmans’ classical characterization of stationary preferences.

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  • Hara, Kazuhiro, 2016. "Characterization of stationary preferences in a continuous time framework," Journal of Mathematical Economics, Elsevier, vol. 63(C), pages 34-43.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:mateco:v:63:y:2016:i:c:p:34-43
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jmateco.2015.11.005
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